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Developing Children's Speech, Language and Communication Through Stories and Drama

1st Edition

By Jodi Lea-Trowman


220 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 2 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781911186137
pub: 2017-07-20
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Using drama activities based on a range of classic and modern stories, this inspiring resource equips SENCOs, primary school teachers and speech and language therapists alike with simple, practical and effective tools to improve children's speech, language and communication.

Key features include:

  • a huge range of activities so that the resource can be used in focused support for those with SGBPN or in mixed ability classrooms
  • topical links to the English programmes of study so that activities support core curriculum learning
  • distinct sections for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 make the book relevant from Reception to Year 6.

Unlike alternative resources, this book uses drama techniques to address speech, language and communication needs and can be used for both therapy and mainstream primary education.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Section One: The Theory
    • How The Programme Works
    • Who Can Use This Programme?
    • Links to National Curriculum
    • Evidence
    • Language and Learning Techniques for Running a Session
    • The Drama Part
    • The Story Square
    • Structure of Sessions
    • Evaluation and Assessment

  • Section Two: The Practice
    • Warm Ups
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    • The Rainbow Fish
    • Room on the Broom
    • The Shopping Basket
    • Owl Babies
    • The Frog Prince
    • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
    • Cleversticks
    • The Gingerbread Man
    • Funny Bones
    • Whatever Next
    • Handa’s Surprise
    • The Ugly Duckling
    • Rosie’s Hat

  • Year Two
    • The Owl and the Pussycat
    • Hairy Mclairy
    • Dogger
    • The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark
    • Avocado Baby
    • Jack and the Beanstalk
    • Childs Own Story
    • Example Session Around a Child’s Story

  • Key Stage Two:
    • George’s Marvellous Medicine
    • Aesop’s Fables
    • Where The Wild Things Are
    • Topic: The Romans
    • Topic: Ancient Egypt
    • The Story of Cleopatra

  • References
  • Story References
  • Appendix A: Evaluations
  • Appendix B: Evaluation examples
  • Appendix C: Pre and post assessment forms
  • Appendix D: Punctuation symbols
  • Appendix E: Story component cards

About the Author

Jodi Lea-Trowman practised as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist within the NHS for many years before founding Jodi has significant experience training staff in primary and secondary schools and working directly with children and young people.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Audiology & Speech Pathology