Expressive Verbs: Colorcards  book cover
1st Edition

Expressive Verbs: Colorcards

ISBN 9780863885259
Published April 1, 2004 by Routledge
48 Pages

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Book Description

This title offers 48 cards illustrating expressions with intrinsic meanings. This is a collection of bold, vibrant and often humorous photocards that illustrate actions and expressions implying a range of states, reactions, intentions and emotions, showing how expressions and actions are used to communicate effectively. The images portray the use of fingers, hands, face, mouth, eyes, body and feet, and include: the girl is counting on her fingers; the boy is waving; the girl is sticking out her tongue; the boy is crying; and, the girl is stamping her foot. It is a valuable resource developing verbal and non-verbal expression, creative thought, complex syntactical structures, and an understanding of non-verbal language and cultural diversity. It is ideal for individual and group work in a variety of settings, and with a wide range of people including those with pragmatic disorders, those needing to develop alternative and augmentative communication skills and those needing to improve their receptive and expressive language. It contains 48 cards 210 x 148mm plus booklet, boxed.


"The large format cards create an impact and lend themselves to groupwork. They depict real life, fascinate, and evoke thought and laughter. ... While especially valuable for school-aged children with speech, language and communication needs, this resource would serve other client groups well, and extend non-verbal communication in those with limited expressive language." — Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

"A very relevant resource that would be used throughout the school across all age phases." — Teacher

"Ideal to use with a wide range of children, including those with pragmatic disorders and those needing to improve receptive language and communication skills." — Nursery Education