Understanding and Using Spoken Language is a collection of original games and activities designed to help and support children aged from 7 to 9 years.
The book seeks to address language and communication diffi culties for children aged 7–9 by providing a range of fun and engaging activities. The activities focus on both social and language development in areas such as body language, independence, emotions, listening, speaking and auditory memory. The book includes:
□□ Over 150 games and activities, which are differentiated for different ages and levels of ability;
□□ A clear aim, equipment list and instructions for each activity;
□□ Photocopiable templates for ease of use;
□□ Supplementary resource sheets including pictures and scripts to use with the activities.
Now fully revised and updated in line with current policy and legislation, this book includes material to create an effective speech and language therapy programme in consultation with a therapist. The activities are easy to set up and can be carried out by teachers, classroom assistants or volunteers. This is a unique manual that will be an essential addition to the materials used by professionals working with young children.
How to use this book
Understanding Spoken Language
Active Listening and Memory
Thinking and Reasoning
Using Spoken Language
Explaining and Describing
Reporting and Debating
Using Speech Effectively
The books in this series combine to provide a seamless range of graded activities for the promotion of communication skills. Non-verbal and inferential areas are included, the activities are easy to incorporate into the curriculum, and teachers will find most of the speech and language resources they need in this comprehensive collection.