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1st Edition

School Start Year 1
Targeted Intervention for Language and Sound Awareness

ISBN 9781138573956
Published September 24, 2018 by Routledge
252 Pages 234 Color & 276 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This highly practical resource is designed to be used with children who need additional help in developing communication skills in Year 1. It offers a carefully structured group intervention which can be delivered by teachers or teaching assistants and is designed to boost language and sound awareness skills

School Start Year 1 includes:

  • detailed advice on how to set up the programme and identify children who may benefit;
  • a structured programme of 30 Language group sessions;
  • a structured programme of 30 Sound Awareness group sessions;
  • activities and learning objectives that link with the Primary curriculum;
  • 56 resource templates that can be photocopied or downloaded from the website;
  • templates to monitor each child’s objectives and an end of year evaluation.

Activities are supported by colourful and original illustrations to engage children’s interest and are themed around topics such as animal antics, detective stories and the seaside. An additional 5 template sessions are provided which can be used to extend the programme into Year 2. The authors provide clear guidance on how to use the resources and include an FAQ section for schools, parents and Speech and Language Therapists.

This latest resource is a follow on to the hugely popular School Start and Pre-School Start and has been successfully piloted in schools. This is an invaluable resource for primary school staff that encourages good collaborative practice between teachers, teaching assistants, inclusion co-ordinators, SENCOs, speech and language therapists and parents.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction   Part 2: Group Session Sheets   Part 3: Resource Templates   Part 4: Programme Delivery Templates


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Catherine de la Bedoyere is a speech and language therapist with over 25 years' experience of working with children, including managing and delivering services in a variety of early years and school settings.

Catharine Lowry is a speech and language therapist who has worked with children and their families in a variety of settings over the past 20 years. She is dedicated to supporting children’s communication through fun and practical interventions. Catharine currently works in the Royal Borough of Kingston where she is a clinical co-coordinator for the children’s speech and language therapy service.