the speech & language trainers

Resources for Under 5s

Test of Abstract Language Comprehension

Test of Abstract Language Comprehension

£45.00

A resource designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills primary aged children who experience difficulty understanding what is said to them.

This beautifully illustrated resource is designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills of all under 5s and primary aged children who experience difficulty understanding what is said to them

The TALC is based on the Language of Learning Model proposed by Blank, Rose and Berlin (1978). The Language of Learning Model is popular in Australia where it is referred to as 'Blanks' or 'The Blank Language Scheme.' This scheme is very popular with early years and education staff as it helps them to differentiate class based activities for all children. This assessment will enable children to be appropriately assessed and supported at the right level for them. Anyone familiar with the principles of assessing children can conduct the TALC.

More information about 'Blank' is written in the resource and in all Elklan Language Builders books (excepting Communication Support for Children with Severe and Complex Needs).

The TALC can be used to:

  • Assess the level of abstract language a child can understand
  • Set individual, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART) targets
  • Increase the awareness of the types of questions and directions the child might be expected to understand
  • Indicate how the language used to interact with the child can be modified to ensure that the child understands the linguistic demands
  • Encourage the development of the child's abstract reasoning skills within his level of ability
  • Develop the child's confidence because the demands will be realistic
  • Measure change


There are two parts to the TALC assessment:

  • Part I involves a picture assessment. The topics for the six pictures have been carefully chosen to reflect the experiences of a wide and diverse population. The child is shown a picture or is given four pictures to put in the correct order. The assessor asks the questions listed on the score sheet and notes can be made about the child's response. There are 70 questions.
  • Part II of the TALC gives a list of the types of questions which can be adapted to suit all situations so that assessment can take place during natural communicative interactions. A simple record sheet is provided.


All the score forms can be photocopied for multiple use.

Walking with Boris and Bella Through The Four Seasons - for 3-4 year olds

Walking with Boris and Bella Through The Four Seasons - for 3-4 year olds

£65.00 plus VAT

Walking with Boris and Bella Through The Four Seasons - for 3-4 year olds

This CD includes colouring sheets and ideas of how to use the pictures and other resources in your setting. Each activity focuses on a different aspect of language development as each season is explored. The resource is carefully designed for 3-4 year olds.

The resource provides a home liaison CD licensed to the purchaser (for multiple printing).

These programmes, based on the four seasons, can be used throughout the school year as home activities or as in class activities.

The aim is to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary,understanding of language, expressive language and phonological awareness (pre-reading skills).

The CD is a compilation of the disc for each season. It includes:

Spring Walk

  • Activity 1: Boris and Bella's farm (understanding instructions)
  • Activity 2: Sorting for size (understanding 'er' & 'est')
  • Activity 3: Hide and seek (prepositions)
Summer Walk
  • Activity 1: The listening sandcastle (attention, listening & auditory memory)
  • Activity 2: All aboard the train (phonological awareness- beginning, middle & end)
  • Activity 3: Sound buckets (phonological awareness- sounds)
  • Activity 4: Busy Bella and the growing garden (first/then & sequencing skills)

Autumn Walk

  • Activity 1: Autumn Vocabulary
  • Activity 2: The Listening Tree (attention, listening & auditory memory)
  • Activity 3: Busy Bella (verbs)
  • Activity 4: Where is Boris? (prepositions)
  • Activity 5: Syllable Clapping (phonological awareness- syllables)

Winter Walk

  • Activity 1: Washing Day (attention, listening & auditory memory)
  • Activity 2: Sock fun (understanding & giving instructions)
  • Activity 3: Hanging out the washing (auditory memory)
  • Activity 4: Sounds around. (phonological awareness- syllables and rhyme)

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

WinG: Words in Game Test

WinG: Words in Game Test

£120.00 plus VAT

A standardised assessment for children aged 19-36 months which assesses the knowledge of nouns, verbs and a range of describing words

English adaptation and standardisation by:
Allegra Cattani
Andrea Krott
Ian Dennis
Caroline Floccia

WinG is a standardised assessment for children aged 19-36 months which assesses the knowledge of nouns, verbs and a range of describing words. The test is made up of four subtests to evaluate children’s semantic knowledge: noun comprehension, predicate comprehension (‘predicate’ includes verbs, adjectives and prepositions), noun production and predicate production.

WinG includes:

  • 132 picture cards:
    • 44 for comprehension
    • 44 for production
    • 44 distractors
    • two sets of all three as ‘pre-test’ items
  • an administrator manual
  • an interactive assessment form which will calculate the results for you

Record forms are available to download from https://www.stass.co.uk/downloads

Winter Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

Winter Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Winter Adventure with Boris and Bella - for 4-6 year olds

This CD includes colouring sheets and ideas of how to use the pictures and other resources in your setting.  Each activity focuses on a different aspect of language development as the topic of WINTER is explored.  The resource is carefully designed for 4-6 year olds.

  • Activity 1: Dress Boris and Bella game (understanding before/after, either/or and longer instructions)
  • Activity 2: Winter mind mapping (developing and categorising vocabulary to aid memory)
  • Activity 3: Tidy up the toys (understanding and giving detailed instructions- barrier game)
  • Activity 4: Sounds around- rhyming lotto (phonological awareness- rhyme)
  • Activity 5: What day is it today? (understanding 'yesterday', 'today' & 'tomorrow')

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on WINTER, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness..

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack

Winter Walk with Boris and Bella - for 3-4 year olds

Winter Walk with Boris and Bella - for 3-4 year olds

£20.00 plus VAT

Winter Walk with Boris and Bella - for 3-4 year olds

This CD includes colouring sheets and ideas of how to use the pictures and other resources in your setting. Each activity focuses on a different aspect of language development as the topic of WINTER is explored and is carefully designed for 3-4 year olds.

  • Activity 1: Washing Day (attention, listening & auditory memory)
  • Activity 2: Sock fun (understanding & giving instructions)
  • Activity 3: Hanging out the washing (auditory memory)
  • Activity 4: Sounds around (phonological awareness- syllables and rhyme)

The CD is licensed to the purchaser for multiple printing.

These programmes, based on WINTER, can be used as class activities and are ideal to share with parents for further reinforcement at home. The activities aim to promote skills such as attention and listening, developing vocabulary, understanding of spoken language, using expressive language and phonological awareness (pre-reading skills).

Contents:

  • 1 x CD in lancing pack