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Resources to support autism

Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer ASA Geiriol

Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer ASA Geiriol

£22.00

A practical guide for all those living and working with verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This invaluable book provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and gives detailed advice and activities to promote the communication and interaction skills of all verbal children with ASD.

It covers a wealth of knowledge and is beautifully illustrated to provide many practical strategies and ideas suitable for children at primary school as well as those in specialist provisions. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants, teachers and other professionals who work in this field. It is the training material for those completing the Elklan ASD specilaist course but is also a stand alone publication and is useful for all practitioners.

Amongst the topics covered are:

  • What is autism?
  • Using structure with children with ASD.
  • Developing communication.
  • Working with Information Carrying Words to develop the length of sentences a child can understand.
  • Developing verbal reasoning in children with ASD.
  • Using vocabulary maps and Mind Maps, the latter devised by Tony Buzan.
  • Developing interaction through using Comic Strip
  • Conversations as devised by Carol Gray.
  • Helping children learn how to speak in a social context.
  • Understanding that children with ASD often communicate most effectively through their behaviour.

As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

Blank Poster

Blank Poster

£3.00 plus VAT

An A3 blank poster. The four levels represented clearly and visually.

The four levels represented clearly and visually.

A3 size to fit any wall.

Chunk, Chill, Check poster

Chunk, Chill, Check poster

£3.00 plus VAT

CUBIC Word Pack

CUBIC Word Pack

£35.00

Helping schools incorporate the valuable principle of Information Carrying Words into the curriculum, making the learning relevant and at an appropriate level for the child.

Curriculum Based Information Word Pack is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities and is designed to help children aged 5-7 understand more fully what is said to them.

Curriculum Based Information Carrying Word Pack is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities which incorporates the ICW principle with the Key Stage 1 History, Geography and Science Units of the National Curriculum for England and Wales. it also has value for schools in other countries in the UK as similar themes are part of the curricula.

For those unfamiliar with Information Carrying Words the concept provides a structured framework which facilitates the control of the number of words in a sentence that a child has to understand in order to carry out an instruction. CuBIC Word Pack will help children increase the amount of information they can remember in a sentence whilst at the same time supporting and developing their understanding of the curriculum.

The activities can be implemented with individual children or small groups.

The CuBIC Word Pack will help to improve:

  • Understanding of spoken language
  • Listening and attention skills
  • Auditory sequential memory
  • Vocabulary development
  • Expressive language
  • Social communication skills


CuBIC Word Pack provides over 40 pages of clear and delightful illustrations. A thorough explanation about how to apply Information Carrying Words is given in the introduction. The National Curriculum based activities are carefully described so that the ideas can be implemented easily and tasks differentiated to meet the needs of individual children.This resource can be used by all school staff and parents as well as speech and language therapists.

EYBIC Word Pack

EYBIC Word Pack

£35.00

A resource which will help pre-school settings to develop everyday vocabulary and support the understanding of spoken language.

Early Years Based Information Carrying Word Pack is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities to promote the vocabulary, speaking and listening of a wide range of children through the principle of Information Carrying Words.

For those unfamiliar with Information Carrying Words, the concept provides a structured framework which helps children increase the amount of information they can remember. At the same time EYBIC will develop their knowledge and language of everyday topics including:

  • Ourselves
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Toys
  • Animals
  • Home


The resource includes:

  • Careful explanations about Information Carrying Words and how to use the resource
  • Illustrations to print in black and white or colour
  • Home Activities
  • Vocabulary checklists to monitor progress
  • A two and a half hour training session for parents and early years practitioners, which includes teaching notes, a PowerPoint presentation and handouts.


EYBIC Word Pack will help to improve:

  • Understanding of spoken language
  • Listening and attention
  • Auditory sequential memory
  • Vocabulary development
  • Expressive language
  • Social communication skills

EYBIC Word Pack supports Early Learning Goals.

EYBIC Word Pack is very useful for children learning additional languages.

EYBIC Word Pack helps parents, early years practitioners and speech and language therapists to work together to promote children’s language and communication skills.

It's an Autism Thing - I'll help you understand

It's an Autism Thing - I'll help you understand

£9.99

A new book offering insights into the life of an autistic person.

by Emma Dalmayne, illustrated by Raphelle Dalmayne.

A new book offering insights into the life of an autistic person.

It's an Autism thing... I'll help you understand is a valuable teaching and learning resource, written from the perspective of an autistic woman whose children are also on the autism spectrum.

Each chapter concentrates on a specific topic, which is broken down into 'My Experiences', 'Information' and 'Advice'. A picture is used to separate each section and make this clear.

The book offers insights into some of the potential trials and challenges of daily life for an autistic person.

FORMAT: Paperback.

Now also available as an interactive e-book from the iBooks Store!

Language Builders for Verbal ASD

Language Builders for Verbal ASD

£22.00

A practical guide for all those living and working with verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This invaluable book provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and gives detailed advice and activities to promote the communication and interaction skills of all verbal children with ASD.

It covers a wealth of knowledge and is beautifully illustrated to provide many practical strategies and ideas suitable for children at primary school as well as those in specialist provisions. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants, teachers and other professionals who work in this field. It is the training material for those completing the Elklan ASD specilaist course but is also a stand alone publication and is useful for all practitioners.

Amongst the topics covered are:

  • What is autism?
  • Using structure with children with ASD.
  • Developing communication.
  • Working with Information Carrying Words to develop the length of sentences a child can understand.
  • Developing verbal reasoning in children with ASD.
  • Using vocabulary maps and Mind Maps, the latter devised by Tony Buzan.
  • Developing interaction through using Comic Strip
  • Conversations as devised by Carol Gray.
  • Helping children learn how to speak in a social context.
  • Understanding that children with ASD often communicate most effectively through their behaviour.

As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

Pecyn Geiriau EYBIC (Welsh Edition)

Pecyn Geiriau EYBIC (Welsh Edition)

£35.00

A resource which will help pre-school settings to develop everyday vocabulary and support the understanding of spoken language.

Pecyn Geiriau EYBIC is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities to promote the vocabulary, speaking and listening of a wide range of children through the principle of Information Carrying Words.

For those unfamiliar with Information Carrying Words, the concept provides a structured framework which helps children increase the amount of information they can remember. At the same time EYBIC will develop their knowledge and language of everyday topics including:

  • Ourselves
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Toys
  • Animals
  • Home


The resource includes:

  • Careful explanations about Information Carrying Words and how to use the resource
  • Illustrations to print in black and white or colour
  • Home Activities
  • Vocabulary checklists to monitor progress
  • A two and a half hour training session for parents and early years practitioners, which includes teaching notes, a PowerPoint presentation and handouts.


EYBIC Word Pack will help to improve:

  • Understanding of spoken language
  • Listening and attention
  • Auditory sequential memory
  • Vocabulary development
  • Expressive language
  • Social communication skills

EYBIC Word Pack supports Early Learning Goals.

EYBIC Word Pack is very useful for children learning additional languages.

EYBIC Word Pack helps parents, early years practitioners and speech and language therapists to work together to promote children’s language and communication skills.

PORIC

PORIC

£55.00

A wealth of ideas to assess and develop the linguistic concepts (descriptive vocabulary) needed to access the Foundation and Key Stage 1 curricula, based on Ann Locke's 'Living Language' programme which underpins most of the Maths and Science curricula throughout the UK.

PORIC provides a wealth of ideas to assess and develop the linguistic concepts (descriptive vocabulary) needed to access the Foundation and Key Stage 1 curricula. It is based on the core vocabulary and linguistic concepts incorporated in Ann Locke's 'Living Language' programme which underpins most of the Maths and Science curriculai in all four countries of the UK. it is an invaluable resource for staff supporting children who need more help to learn these important words.

PORIC is a long established product that has been used by many teachers and Therapists, it was written by Glinette Woods and Deborah Acors in 1999. The publisher retired and the authors have worked with Henrietta to produce a brand new edition which is now published by Elklan.

The PORIC pack gives you:

  • A book of ideas to develop an understanding and use of each linguistic concept in alphabetical order.
  • A CD disc with all same ideas to develop the concepts but organised in the order in which children acquire the vocabulary.
  • A linguistic concept booklet with 16 coloured, laminated pictures to use for informal assessment and teaching.


The CD disc also contains:

  • Concept check lists and assessment forms in alphabetical and developmental order. All these forms can be printed as and when they are needed.
  • Four exercise books. These are called 'Concept Consolidation' books and contain worksheets ideal for reinforcement of the concepts at home.

Understanding Me

Understanding Me

£35.00

An invaluable resource for professionals working with adolescents with communication difficulties, by Susan Stewart & Amanda Hampshire.

NEW DEVELOPED EDITION
NEW DEVELOPED EDITION NOW AVAILABLE

By Susan Stewart & Amanda Hampshire, first published in 2007, it has now been updated with new information and handouts. All the handouts are available as digital downloads to print off on demand and the manual can also be accessed digitally. 

An invaluable resource for professionals working with adolescents with communication difficulties.

Understanding Me was developed in response to the needs of pupils with communication disorders. Their language difficulties make it particularly hard for them to understand and accept their diagnosis. As they are growing up, they are increasingly aware of the widening difference between themselves and their peers, and may perceive themselves as being “thick” or “stupid”. This painful lack of self-awareness occurs alongside all the other changes of adolescence. The aim of the programme is therefore to enable pupils to understand what their own particular diagnosis means, so that they can explain their communication difficulties to others, e.g. their parents/carers, peers, teachers, supervisors in work experience placements, etc.

The programme has been updated in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and with changes in terms of current diagnostic labels.

Understanding Me supports pupils who have been given a diagnosis of:

  • Speech Sound Disorder
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Social Communication Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

NEW - updated session plans and resources are available to support both groups of pupils and now individual pupils too.

The programme of 13 group sessions covers the following areas:

  • Establishing the group
  • What is communication?
  • Parts of the body used in communication
  • Brain Activity for Communication, Introducing the 9 Intelligences
  • The 9 Intelligences
  • Intelligence Skills and the Functions of the Brain
  • Word Intelligence, Functions of the Brain and Receptive/Expressive Language
  • Role of SaLT and Diagnostic Terms
  • Understanding Me
  • What Information do I need?
  • Making a Personal Passport
  • Sharing Information with the Family
  • Future Therapy

The programme of 7 individual sessions covers the following areas:

  • Base line questionnaires and the unique nature of every person
  • Communication, body parts and the importance of the brain
  • The 9 Intelligences
  • Character descriptions and diagnostic terms
  • Creating a Personal Passport
  • Sharing the Personal Passport with parents/carers
  • Sharing Information about personal difficulties with Family and Friends

What resources do you receive?

You will receive:

  • A hard copy of the manual. This provides the information and session plans. It also shows examples of the resource sheets to use with pupils.
  • Full sized resource sheets are available to download and print off as and when required from the Elklan website. The handouts are available in black and white or colour.
  • Access to the digital resources when you purchase Understanding Me.