250 pages | 87 B/W Illus.
Now in a revised and updated second edition, Early Listening Skills is a practical manual for use with children and young people with underdeveloped listening skills related to hearing loss. Thirteen clear and easy to follow sections focus on skills such as auditory detection, discrimination, recognition, sequencing and memory. Each one is filled with a series of carefully designed activities to stimulate and develop auditory awareness and discrimination skills in children with a range of developmental levels and abilities.
As most of the activities are non-verbal, they are well suited for children with limited spoken language, as well as children with special educational needs and disability and EAL learners. Whilst primarily designed for early years practitioners, SENCOs, specialist teachers, therapists and other professionals, the activity sheets and guidance also make it an invaluable tool for parents and caregivers looking to stimulate listening skills at home.
Acknowledgements Introduction SECTION 1 Discovering Sound SECTION 2 Exploring Sound Makers SECTION 3 Sound or Silence? SECTION 4 Sound Recognition SECTION 5 Finding Sound SECTION 6 Volume and Pitch SECTION 7 Rhythm and Sequencing SECTION 8 Auditory Memory SECTION 9 Listening to Spoken Language SECTION 10 Listening Skills in the Curriculum SECTION 11 Holiday Projects SECTION 12 Listening Resources SECTION 13 Sounds, Sound Makers & Musical Instruments APPENDIX 1 Blank Record Sheet APPENDIX 2 Further Reading APPENDIX 3 Resources
Early Skills is a series of books designed to support communication and understanding in early years children or older children with special educational needs. Designed as practical manuals for parents, teachers, speech and language therapists and other professionals, each book is filled with activities to support the development of key skills.