1st Edition

Building Blocks for Communication
Activities for Promoting Language and Communication Skills in Children with Special Educational Needs

ISBN 9781909301375
Published August 28, 2015 by Routledge
122 Pages

USD $43.95

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Book Description

This practical book provides school staff with lots of LEGO activities to use with children of all ages (5-16) to improve communication skills. Whether it is whole class doing group building activities to encourage collaborative working or paired work to target specific communication difficulties, this book is packed full of engaging, fun activities to suit all ages and abilities. LEGO never fails to entertain. Designed to look like play, each activity is structured to target the development of particular skills needed for successful learners, including many that focus on basic literacy and numeracy vocabulary.


"A great, practical book guaranteed to get children to engage in play based activities to improve their communication skills by using LEGO®/other building blocks. The book is structured into chapters focusing on the different parts of language and communication with fun activities to support the targeted area and suitable for all ages and abilities."  Pip St. John, Independent specialist teacher consultant SLCN, Afasic News

"I like the fact that the intention is for the book to be very practical. It's exactly what time pressed teachers need. The theory aspect is useful to set the work in context and help non specialists understand why they are doing what they are. Planning underpins successful interventions so the ideas for planning will be invaluable. The included resources will save staff having to invent their own. I think the reference to cross curricular links is useful and I am especially pleased to see that Yes I can see a huge demand for this book. It would be used as a practical resource for teachers and support staff and families. Numeracy skills are included too." - Joanna Clayton, SENCO, Mainstream school

"A fantastic resource that will open up the potential for this approach impacting on children’s learning –not just playing with (LEGO®)!!" Jeni Barnacle, Educational Nurture Consultant