246 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 English as an additional language (EAL) learners. Whilst primarily designed for early years practitioners, special educational needs co-ordinators (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.
Section 1: Discovering Sound
Section 2: Exploring Sound Makers
Section 3: Sound Detection
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 and Musical Instruments
Appendix I: Record Sheet
Appendix II: Further Reading
Appendix III: 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.