Emotions: Colorcards (Flashcards) book cover

Emotions: Colorcards

By Speechmark

© 1996 – Routledge

48 pages

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Flashcards: 9780863883613
pub: 1996-01-01

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These cards have been designed to enable students to focus on the subject of emotions more easily. The clear illustrations of emotional situations encourage understanding of other people's feelings. The design allows a flexible approach and also a variety of individual interpretation and response. This pack allows for flexibility of presentation. It may be worked through systematically or dipped into in a more informal way according to the needs of the students. It has the potential to illustrate many important issues surrounding the subject of emotions and feelings. Some of these are listed below: the nature of emotions; the range of feelings that they bring about the importance of individual needs and feelings; recognition of the emotional needs of others; non-verbal behaviour such as facial expression, body posture, proximity and gesture; the relationship between cause and effect in people's responses, and how individual behaviour can affect the feelings of others; individual responsibility in helping other people to feel comfortable and unthreatened; and the differing feelings and reactions of people to the same event. These depend on factors such as individual attitudes, past experience and level of involvement; the ability to problem-solve through discussion of ways to lessen difficulties or to resolve the situations shown; the inevitability of some negative or difficult situations in life, and the possibility that individual feelings may change with time; the fact that feelings are sometimes deliberately hidden and that, conversely, people may reveal more than they wish at times; strong emotional reactions may result from being overwhelmed by feelings.

About the Series


This bestselling series contains inspiring, professional materials designed to help develop both language and social skills. Uniquely created for use by professionals including speech and language therapists and educators, colorcards® are designed to support students of all ages and abilities.

Each box comes with an instruction booklet and flashcards which are designed to:

  • Improve attention, language and observation skills, including listening, understanding, vocabulary, writing skills, expressive language, auditory memory, sequencing, turn-taking, classification, logical thought and problem solving
  • Encourage and inspire visual and kinaesthetic learners
  • Develop emotional literacy
  • Create a five minute warmer or filler, or form the main part of a session

The images of real objects, people, situations and activities are chosen and photographed with great care to maximise the educational benefit for students from early years through mainstream education and special education, to adult learning and ESOL.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General