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Reflecting the latest best practice and written by experts, Speechmark resources are designed to support and inspire practitioners across education, health and social care. Our practical and easy-to-use materials will help to save you time and enhance your effectiveness.

Speechmark is now a part of Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis.

colorcards (Pre 2010)

Inspiring, professional materials designed to help develop both language and social skills. The colorcards® are uniquely created for use by a range of specialists including speech & language therapists, educators and care and rehabilitation professionals.

  • Adjectives

    By Speechmark

    This title features 48 cards which develop comprehension and expression of adjectives. It is a set of 48 large format cards which have two of the same items on each card to illustrate a variety of different adjectives. For example: big and little - parcels, hats, balls, sunglasses, teddies; long…

    FLC – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Teenage Life Blob Cards

    By Pip Wilson

    This title presents an effective tool to explore teenage issues. Blobs are a way of communicating using two of the first languages which are learnt as children - body language and feelings. These cards provide a tool to consider and discuss a multitude of positive and negative teenager feelings and…

    FLC – 2009-12-31
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Decisions

    By Speechmark

    This work includes 30 cards to encourage rational decision making. Inspire decision making with this set of 30 photographic cards that feature unexpected or unwelcome situations. Each one presents a problem. These vary from minor difficulties upsetting daily routine such as missing a bus, to major…

    FLC – 2009-04-22
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Story Starters

    By Speechmark

    This title presents 30 large format cards to stimulate narrative. Boost creative writing sessions with these wonderful cards which provide an image for the opening of a narrative and can be expressed as storytelling, drama, poetry or prose. The cards are grouped into genres including: Fantasy;…

    FLC – 2009-04-22
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Feelings ColorCards

    By Speechmark

    Produced by Speechmark, ColorCards[registered] are a hugely adaptable teaching tool designed to help develop both language and social skills. Real objects, people, situations and activities are shown on the photographs to provide you with creative and highly visual ways to help children to explore…

    FLC – 2009-02-04
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • What are They Thinking?

    By Speechmark

    This is an inspiring and creative resource for developing empathy, understanding feelings and recognising emotions. Designed to stimulate animated discussion, these imaginative photocards provide an innovative way of initiating conversation with individuals and groups. They are also useful for…

    FLC – 2009-02-04
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Colorlibrary Home

    By Speechmark

    This title presents 96 cards of furniture and household items to enhance communication skills. It is ideal starting points for conversation or an excellent sorting activity. Questions can be asked at various levels of difficulty, for example,'Show me the TV' or 'Which one is for cooking the food?'…

    FLC – 2007-12-17
    Routledge
    Colorlibrary

  • What Can You See?

    By Speechmark

    Guess the hidden picture with this visual awareness game that also encourages conversation skills. This entertaining game can be played by both individuals and groups. Each of the selection of pictures is viewed through a space in the book's pages, gradually revealing more and more of the image.…

    FLC – 2007-06-28
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • What's Wrong?

    2nd Edition

    By Speechmark

    This title features 48 cards which develop perceptual skills. Each image in this collection of 48 photographic cards shows something wrong, either as it is happening or when it is about to happen. It is lively and humorous. These images are highly motivating to students of all ages and abilities.…

    FLC – 2007-01-16
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Sequences

    Verb Tenses

    By Speechmark

    This title features 16 three-step sequences illustrating the past, present and future tenses of familiar activities. Eight verbs have regular, and therefore predictable, past tenses. The other eight verbs have irregular past tenses. Ten of the sequences show singular verb forms with one person…

    FLC – 2006-10-12
    Routledge
    Sequencing ColorCards

  • Sequences

    6 and 8- Step for Children

    By Speechmark

    This title features a more complex set including both 6 and 8-step sequences of a variety of activities photographed in both indoor and outdoor locations. These sequences provide excellent opportunities for more advanced language work including syntax, grammar, vocabulary and time concepts. Some…

    FLC – 2005-05-12
    Routledge
    Sequencing ColorCards

  • Sequences

    6 and 8-step for Adults

    By Speechmark

    This title features 6 and 8 - step sequences photographed in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations provide excellent opportunities for language work including syntax, grammar, vocabulary and time concepts. Adult models and appropriate activities make this set ideal for working with adults and…

    FLC – 2005-05-01
    Routledge
    Sequencing ColorCards

  • Sequences

    4-step

    By Speechmark

    This title offers 48 cards of 4-step sequences of familiar activities. It contains 12 lively four-step sequences showing a range of familiar events both at home and out and about, including: putting a new toy together; washing the car; having breakfast; making cakes; going to the dentist; and,…

    FLC – 2004-12-01
    Routledge
    Sequencing ColorCards

  • Expressive Verbs

    By Speechmark

    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…

    FLC – 2004-04-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Listening Skills Indoor Sounds

    By Speech Mark

    This title offers 40 cars and sounds to enhance language development. This Indoor Sounds matching activity includes ten sounds each witin four groups: human sounds - whistling, singing, snoring, laughing, yawning; everyday sounds - telephone, knocking, clock, bell, eating an apple; activity sounds…

    FLC – 2004-02-15
    Routledge
    Colorcards listening skills

  • Listening Skills Outdoor Sounds

    By Speech Mark

    "Outdoor Sounds" is a sound and picture matching activity. It offers 40 cards and sounds to enhance language development. Arranged in four groups of ten, this set includes forty commonly heard sounds. New cards and sounds include: mobile phone, car alarm and skateboarding; animals & birds - bee…

    FLC – 2004-02-15
    Routledge
    Colorcards listening skills

  • Personal Safety

    By Speech Mark

    This title designed to help students identify and discuss health and safety issues. The full-colour illustrations show a variety of situations in which people are at risk, either through their own behaviour or that of others. Each card clearly shows the activity creating the risk and users can be…

    FLC – 2003-03-31
    Routledge
    ColorCards Illustrated

  • Simple Sequences

    By Speechmark

    This title features 48 cards of 2-step and 3-step sequences of everyday activities. At a simpler level than Basic Sequences, this pack shows a range of familiar daily activities. Includes 12 two-step sequences showing: cleaning teeth; making jam tarts; tidying the living room; and packing a school…

    FLC – 2003-01-01
    Routledge
    Sequencing ColorCards

  • Find the Link

    A Word-Finding and Category Game for Groups and Individuals

    By Diana Williams

    The first ever board game to incorporate the well-known quality of the ColorCards range, Find the Link is a substantial resource featuring a total of 200 photographic game cards. Suitable for individuals or groups of up to five players it can be used with either children or adults making it ideal…

    GME – 2002-11-30
    Routledge
    ColorCards Games

  • Basic Sequences

    By Speechmark

    This title offers 48 cards illustrating everyday activities in 3-step sequences. Use these three-step sequences to demonstrate simple sequentially related actions which will help establish basic concepts and encourage an understanding of order and direction. The set of 16 three-step sequences…

    FLC – 2001-01-01
    Routledge
    Sequencing ColorCards

  • Odd One Out

    By Speech Mark

    Find the odd one out! This is a superb set of 48 cards which show objects on each card, all of the same category type except one - an odd one out. Level 1 shows four objects, level 2 five objects and level 3 six objects. Examples include: Ice cream, popcorn, sweets - swan; Cup, bowl, plate, jug -…

    FLC – 2000-01-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Familiar Verbs

    In Context

    By Speechmark

    The second of two verbs sets, the first being 'Basic Verbs'. These 48 cards show images of further frequently used and easily recognised verbs. Associated objects have been added to the images to give an idea of place and to encourage expressive language. Actions shown include empty (bucket), pour…

    FLC – 1999-01-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Social Behaviour

    By Speechmark

    This title features 44 cards on skills for daily living. These full-colour cards illustrate a variety of familiar situations and activities that can be used with older chidren and adults who require intervention in the area of appropriate social behaviour. Some cards show a good understanding of…

    FLC – 1999-01-01
    Routledge
    ColorCards Illustrated

  • What is It?

    By Speechmark

    This is a collection of 72 cards to develop observation skills. Featuring 24 cards showing an expected view of an object, and 48 smaller cards with two unconvential veiws of the same item. For example: Boot - back and base view; Alarm clock - back and top view; Umbrella - spokes and handle; and…

    FLC – 1999-01-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • What's Inside?

    By Speechmark

    One card of each pair shows the outside of a storage place or container, while the second card reveals the many and varied objects found inside. Designed to develop attention and concentrate skills, observation skills, comprehension, classification, expressive language and vocabulary, this set has…

    FLC – 1999-01-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Problem Solving

    By Speechmark

    This title offers illustrating problems and solutions. Illustrating problems and two possible ways of solving them, this pack of 48 cards is ideal for use in the classroom or clinic with children and adults of all ages. There are three cards in each sequence; the first shows the problem and the…

    FLC – 1998-01-01
    Routledge
    Sequencing ColorCards

  • Categories

    By Speechmark

    Comprising two sets of identical pairs, Multi-Match has been designed for a variety of games, matching tasks and activities suitable for all work with children, adolescents and adults. The cards are so versatile, giving huge scope for activities such as pelmanism and lotto with all age groups. The…

    FLC – 1997-06-01
    Routledge
    ColorCards Multi-Match

  • Cause and Effect

    By Speechmark

    This title offers 48 cards illustrating 2-step sequences of day-to-day events. Designed to help develop logical and critical thinking skills, this set will also help with verbal reasoning, as well as encourage the use and practice of questioning. It contains 24 sequenced pairs that illustrate how '…

    FLC – 1997-06-01
    Routledge
    Sequencing ColorCards

  • Prepositions

    By Speechmark

    48 cards designed to develop comprehension and expression of prepositions This is a set of cards arranged in eight sets of six cards. Each set represents a single preposition photographed six times in different contexts. Examples include: In - The girls is standing in the bucket; On - The boy is…

    FLC – 1996-01-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • What's Missing? Colorcards

    By Speechmark

    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…

    FLC – 1996-01-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Emotions

    By Speechmark

    These cards have been designed to enable students to focus on the subject of emotions more easily. The clear illustrations of emotional situations encourage understanding of other people's feelings. The design allows a flexible approach and also a variety of individual interpretation and response.…

    FLC – 1996-01-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Animals & Birds

    By Speechmark

    This title features 96 cards featuring a selection of living creatures from all over the world. Use these cards as a starting point for conversation or ask the user to sort them into their categories. The difficulty can be varied, for example, 'Point at the bird' or 'Which lays eggs?' The…

    FLC – 1994-06-01
    Routledge
    Colorlibrary

  • Transport & Vehicles

    By Speechmark

    This title features 96 cards of transport vehicles. From bicycles to boats and trucks to trains, this transportation set can be used as a starting point for conversation, sorted into appropriate categories and other activities. The categories are: Air - such as plane, glider and rocket; Water -…

    FLC – 1994-06-01
    Routledge
    Colorlibrary

  • What's Different?

    By Speechmark

    You can develop visual discrimination. Three differences exist between each pair of cards in this set. The task is to identify and explain the differences, encouraging a wide range of communication and language skills. The set comprises 24 pairs of photographs showing well-known activities…

    FLC – 1992-06-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Sport and Leisure

    By Speechmark

    A popular choice for everyone, the sport and leisure categories include: adventure sports; team sports; individual sports; hobbies; pastimes; and entertainment. 96 cards illustrating sport and leisure to enhance communication skills. A popular choice for everyone, the cards can be used as a…

    FLC – 1992-06-01
    Routledge
    Colorlibrary

  • Possessions

    By Speechmark

    These cards can be used in all aspects of language development and teaching. They are ideal as conversation starters or the user can be asked to sort the cards into categories. The categories are: Care - pills, glasses and walking stick; Children - toys, satchel and lunch box; Domestic - book,…

    FLC – 1991-06-01
    Routledge
    Colorlibrary

  • ColorLibrary Food

    By Speechmark

    This title features a superb set of cards that does not rely on packaging to identify a range of food items. The cards can be used as a starting point for conversation by sorting them into their various categories and then lead to a multitude of activities at various levels of difficulty, for…

    FLC – 1990-06-01
    Routledge
    Colorlibrary

  • Verb Tenses

    By Speechmark

    This book includes 20 different verbs to teach future, present and past tense. Visually describing twenty different verbs, including ten irregular verbs, as well as an equal split between verbs in the singular and plural.  Each verb has three cards related to it illustrating the different verb…

    FLC – 1982-01-01
    Routledge
    Colorlibrary

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TALKABOUT

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