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  • Making Good Communicators

    A Sourcebook of Speaking and Listening Activities for 9-11 Year Olds

    By Catherine Delamain, Jill Spring

    Making Good Communicators completes a quartet of resource books for teachers, teaching assistant and speech and language therapists. This resource offers activities which promote the specific areas of communication that underpin all areas of learning, including emotional literacy. By the upper end…

    Paperback – 2016-09-21

  • Assisting Students with Language Delays in the Classroom

    A Practical Language Programme

    By Francesca Bierens

    Assisting Students with Language Delays in the Classroom is a structured language programme designed for teachers and SENCOs to use in the classroom with children and adolescents with a range of language abilities. This resource caters to the needs of a broad range of students who require…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06

  • Communicate with Me

    By Martin Goodwin, Jennie Miller, Catherine Edwards

    How can I communicate even more effectively with people who have learning disabilities? Communicate with Me is an invaluable toolkit for carers, professionals, schools and services striving to improve the quality of their communication with those they support. Key features include: a comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2015-09-18

  • Building Blocks for Communication

    Activities for Promoting Language and Communication Skills in Children with Special Educational Needs

    By Amy Eleftheriades

    This practical book provides school staff with lots of LEGO activities to use with children of all ages (5-16) to improve communication skills. Whether it is whole class doing group building activities to encourage collaborative working or paired work to target specific communication difficulties,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-28

  • Tell Me Why

    Communication Cards

    By Sue Nicholls

    Presents a fun box of light-hearted, non-threatening questions and topics designed to get people talking. Tell Me Why's aim is to encourage people to think more about the world around them, be creative and encourage expansiveness. Tell Me Why is a set of 60 cards, with instructions, split into 6…

    FLC – 2013-07-11

  • You Choose - Communication Cards

    By Sue Nicholls

    'You Choose!' by Sue Nicholls. This resource is born out of a passion to get people talking. You Choose! encourages people to chat about themselves and what they like, building up their confidence, self-esteem and a sense of personal identity. It's also a chance for listening, questioning and…

    FLC – 2013-07-11

  • The Aphasia Resource Book

    Practical Ways to Help People with Aphasia

    By Anne Dalrymple, Sarah Stanfield, Belinda Walker

    This book includes practical activity ideas to help people who have aphasia. Designed for use by speech & language therapists, students, volunteers and carers, this is a very user-friendly and practical workbook providing activity ideas to improve skills in specific areas for people who have…

    Paperback – 2013-05-05

  • Semantic & Naming Therapy: An Integrated Approach

    Linking the Semantic System with the Lexicons

    By Elizabeth Cardell, Melissa Lawrie

    This resource aims to provide clinicians with evidence-based therapy tasks to enhance naming and word finding abilities in people with aphasia. The resource addresses the clinical questions of not just 'what' to do, but 'why' it is being done, and 'how' to do it. This resource provides the…

    Paperback – 2013-04-28

  • Storyteller - Communication Cards

    By Alison Roberts

    Storyteller Card Set - Learning how to create narratives Alison Roberts. To tell a story is quite a daunting task for many people, and yet it is necessary to create narratives every day, for example to share what happened at an event or to retell the storyline of a film or TV programme. These cards…

    FLC – 2013-01-23

  • Descriptions and Explanations - Communication Cards

    By Alison Roberts

    Descriptions and Explanations Cards Improving describing and explaining skills Alison Roberts. This activity is designed to help young people to improve their skills of describing and explaining; two important areas of narrative work. Sometimes although ordinary sentence structures may be managed…

    FLC – 2013-01-23

  • Working with Voice Disorders

    2nd Edition

    By Stephanie Martin

    An essential resource for clinicians of varying levels of experience from student to very specializer, "Working with Voice Disorders" provides practical insight and direction into all aspects of voice disorders from assessment and diagnosis to intervention and case management. This second edition…

    Paperback – 2012-10-31
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  • Aphasia Screening Test (AST)

    A Multi-Dimensional Assessment Procedure for Adults with Acquired Aphasia

    By Renata Whurr

    This is a hugely successful, tried and tested assessment for adults with acquired aphasia. Used by more than 2,000 speech & language therapists, this user-friendly and enjoyable assessment is straightforward to use, easy to interpret and clinically effective. Portable and suitable for bedside…

    CD-ROM – 2011-10-15

  • Talkabout Cards - Group Cohesion Games

    Group Cohesion Activities

    By Alex Kelly

    This collection of 20 games designed to help group cohesion can be used to enhance a social skills activity or as warm up and finishing games. Fun, quick, easy to play and use the familiar Talkabout drawings for visual cues. Contents include: 20 group games. Each game card includes instructions for…

    FLC – 2011-08-31

  • Talkabout Cards - Self Awareness Game

    Self Awareness Activities

    By Alex Kelly

    This title features 20 group games to encourage self awareness and effective social skills. Fun, quick and easy to play, this game features the familiar Talkabout drawings to provide visual cues. Contents 20 group games. Each game card includes instructions for playing the game and colour coding to…

    FLC – 2011-08-31

  • Talkabout Board Game

    By Alex Kelly

    This is a fun way to develop 5 key skill areas. This board game has been designed to support work on social communication skills, self esteem and friendship skills. The Talkabout board game is a journey through the week where a player will encounter a number of different social skills tasks that…

    GME – 2011-07-11

  • Narrative Intervention Programme

    By Victoria Joffe

    This book improves the understanding and telling of stories in secondary school students and young adults. Specifically designed for older children and young adults, this practical language programme was created by a specialist speech & language therapist with input from secondary school…

    Paperback – 2011-06-30

  • Visual Metaphors Photocard Toolkit

    By Jessica Kane

    This title stimulates creative thinking and promotes effective communication. A superb collection of 56 stunning images used in conjunction with a range of tasks specifically designed to stimulate thought and build ideas for participants and groups. Each task contains clear instructions and…

    FLC – 2011-01-13

  • Talkabout Poster Set

    This is a superb set of posters designed to complement the Talkabout range. The posters provide visual stimulus to support work on social skills covering: Talkabout Talking - How do we communicate?; the way we talk; starting a conversation; ending conversations; listening. Talkabout Assertiveness -…

    Poster – 2010-11-26

  • Talkabout Assessment

    This is a social skills assessment tool. This comprehensive tool provides an assessment of social skills in the following areas: Body Language - eye contact; facial expressions, gestures, distance, touch, fidgeting, posture and personal appearance; The Way We Talk - Volume, Rate, Clarity,…

    Pack - Book & CD – 2010-07-23

  • Fun with Sounds

    By Sue Duggleby

    Edited by Ross Duggleby

    This title offers a game to encourage production of specific speech sounds and to develop vocabulary. Children learn to say speech sounds during the first 5 to 6 years of life. This fun resource helps children with their speech development and encourages the production of specific speech sounds.…

    FLC – 2010-06-03

  • The Dysfluency Resource Book

    2nd Edition

    By Jackie Turnbull

    This is a comprehensive resource book for treating adults who stammer. Completely revised and updated to take account of current practice, this new edition draws together the latest information on therapy for adults along with practical examples of exercises, tasks and activities that can be used…

    Paperback – 2010-05-15

  • Let's Talk


    By Nicholls Sue

    This book presents a card game to enable people to become more aware of their feelings. For adults and children; With individuals or in small groups, home, school (eg circle time, learning support), therapy; Adaptable: 5 min ice breaker to 6 separate workshop sessions; and it can be played with a…

    FLC – 2009-08-04
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  • Let's Talk


    By Sue Nicholls

    Let's Talk: Assertiveness is a card game to improve communication and confidence. It is an adaptable resource, designed for use as a 5 min ice breaker, in a one hour discussion, or in a series of more detailed workshop sessions. It includes information on assertiveness, including how to say no,…

    FLC – 2009-08-04
    Games for Talking


    Supporting Partners of People with Aphasia in Relationships and Conversation

    "SPPARC" highlights the importance of working with partners in order to create real life change both for partners and for people with aphasia. "The SPPARC" pack consists of a manual, CD Rom and DVD and provides: practical resources to run, support and conversation training programmes either for…

    Paperback – 2008-07-11

  • Let's Talk Social Skills

    A Game to Promote Social Communication

    By Lesley Mayne

    Let's Talk Social Skills cards are designed to build stronger communication skills. The social skills topics can be used as a therapeutic activity, a warm-up exercise, or a closing game. Communication partners practice engaging in conversation with peers and adults by addressing statements or…

    FLC – 2008-06-23
    Games for Talking

  • Achieving Speech and Language Targets

    A Resource for Individual Education Planning

    By Catherine Delamain, Jill Spring

    "Achieving Speech & Language Targets" is a practical resource book for Special Needs Coordinators (SENCOs), teachers, teaching assistants and speech & language therapists who are working with children who have significant language delay and who are in their first year at school. Checklists…

    Paperback – 2007-07-19

  • The Fun with Food Programme

    Therapeutic Intervention for Children with Aversion to Oral Feeding

    By Arlene McCurtin

    Contributors: Arlene McCurtin, Damhnait Ni Mhurchu, Petro van deventer, Marie Kennedy, Ger McGuirk, Trish Morrison, Jeni Malone…

    Paperback – 2007-01-10

  • My Friend Daniel Doesn't Talk

    By Sharon Longo

    When outgoing Ryan meets Daniel, a boy who is too afraid to talk in school or other places outside of his home, he befriends the silent boy, defending him in school to the other children. Their friendship grows, and Daniel feels comfortable enough to talk to his new friend. Ryan's tendency to 'talk…

    Paperback – 2006-10-12

  • What Do You Mean?

    By Louise Scrivener

    These illustrated cards are ideal either as a fun activity resource or for using with people who interpret language literally, including those with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Featuring thirty-eight commonly-used idioms and metaphors, each pair of cards shows scenarios that demonstrate both the…

    FLC – 2006-09-21
    Games for Talking

  • Talkabout DVD

    Social Communication Skills

    This is a valuable resource for anyone using the 'Talkabout' series, this video brings social skills to life! - Contains acted scenarios for each skill being taught, modelling both poor and good behaviour. This title uses a number of settings and different ages, and includes an instruction booklet…

    DVD – 2006-07-20

  • Developing Language Concepts

    Programmes for School-Aged Children

    By Bridget Burrows

    This book is a valuable resource for all speech language therapists, teachers and support assistants working with children in schools and community clinics. It provides practical, step-by-step photocopiable programmes to help with specific language concepts, such as amount, colour, size, time and…

    Paperback – 2006-06-13

  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists Clinical Guidelines

    By Sylvia Taylor-Goh

    The aim of these guidelines is to provide clinicians, managers and service users with statements regarding the clinical management of specific disorders or conditions and in some instances, particular populations. The guidelines assist in the clinical decision-making process by providing…

    Paperback – 2005-03-29

  • The Frenchay E-Tran Frame

    By Speechmark

    The E-train (eye-transfer) frame is a low-tech communication aid for people who have difficulty with speech. How does it work? The frame is held by the communication partner and 18" in front of the user's face at eye level. The user looks at the place where the letter they wish to communicate is…

    Paperback – 2004-05-06

  • BNVR: The Butt Non-Verbal Reasoning Test

    The Butt Non-Verbal Reasoning Test

    By Pamela Butt, Romola Bucks

    The BNVR Test is a unique non-linguistic approach for identifying whether a cognitive (problem-solving) deficit as well as a linguistic deficit exists in individuals with acquired aphasia. Recognising cognitive deficits in terms of problem-solving may be  a key factor in understanding why some…

    Paperback – 2004-03-25

  • Semantic Workbooks

    By Kay Beveridge

    Using hundreds of clear and captivating illustrations, this resource, divided into 6 sections, housed in a ring binder provides a range of semantic therapy ideas and materials. Designed for use with adults with acquired neurological disorders and based on the cognitive neuropsychological model of…

    Paperback – 2002-12-04

  • Working with Dysphagia

    By Lizzy Marks, Deirdre Rainbow

    This practical text is indispensable to all clinicians working with dysphagia and is suitable for those involved in a range of settings and with a diversity of client groups. With its perspective on everyday working practice, "Working with Dysphagia" fills a gap in an area where practical and…

    Paperback – 2001-10-31
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  • Eating and Drinking Difficulties in Children

    A Guide for Practitioners

    By April Winstock

    Clearly illustrated, this is the ultimate practical handbook for all professionals working with children with eating and drinking difficulties, and an essential guide for all students studying this area of therapy. Covering the complex issues involved in the field of eating and drinking…

    Paperback – 1999-01-01

  • Let's Talk!

    By Patricia Roe

    "Let's Talk!" is a set of discussion and prompt cards designed for use by all groups. The pack is divided into the following three themes: One thing ...One thing I feel I do well is...One thing that amuses me is...One thing that would brighten up my day is ...Think back: What is your earliest…

    FLC – 1998-06-01
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