© 1996 – Routledge
This pack comprises 48 large format photocards. The cards are divided into 24 pairs of pictures. One of each pair (card A) is complete and acts as a reference card. The second card of the pair (card B) has five items or part items removed. Some cards are simple visually and conceptually; others are more complex. They are arranged in order of difficulty. It offers a clever and useful set of 24 pairs of photographs showing a complete scene in one card and another of the same scene with five items missing. For example, in a picinic scene, a cup, banana, basket handle, man's ring and half a plate are missing. The missing items fall into the following categories: a change that has no influence on the activity depicted; a change that is an inconvenience or an anomaly; a change that prevents the functioning of an object; and, a change that is not possible in real life. "What's missing?" has been designed to develop: observation skills; identification of anomalies; simple problem solving; the relationship between cause and effect; attention and concentration skills; the use of concise, descriptive language; and, visual memory. It can be used for more complex higher-level language work and general language situation with older children and adolescents.
"Excellent stimulants for description and also challenged many students' assumptions with what they expected to see and not what was actually missing." — Speech & Language Therapy in Practice