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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.

  • More What are They Thinking

    By Speechmark

    Like the original set of 'What Are They Thinking?' Colorcards, this collection of cards is designed to encourage users to focus on the thoughts and feelings they and other people experience when confronted with a situation. Each card includes a 'thought bubble' to facilitate consideration of both…

    FLC – 2014-10-13
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • More What's Wrong

    By Speechmark

    This set of 36 cards depicting a range of activities and situations incorrect, unusual or unexpected elements to identify and discuss. The open-ended nature of the problems posed enables differing levels of application, from single identification of the out of place or incorrect feature, to…

    FLC – 2014-08-28
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Decisions / Personal Safety - Outdoors

    By Speechmark

    Decisions/Personal Safety Colorcards Outdoors Presenting a variety of situations to encourage consideration and discussion. Thinking through how to identify and deal with unexpected and potentially dangerous situations provides invaluable knowledge about possible and appropriate reactions.…

    FLC – 2014-08-14
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • More Everyday Objects

    By Speechmark

    More Everyday Objects Featuring well known items recognisable to all ages and abilities. The everyday objects featured in this set of cards includes not only home based items but those that are equally familiar but found outside the home. The cards are arranged in categories for example: Food;…

    FLC – 2014-05-22
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Teen Issues - Life Skills

    By Speechmark

    Teen Issues Lifestyle/Life Skills 36 full colour, A5 cards portraying a variety of topics of concern to teenagers. Teenage life often requires decisions to be made in a variety of areas - these cards provide a vehicle to explore best options through discussion, role-play and other activities which…

    FLC – 2014-05-22
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • More Story Starters

    By Speechmark

    More Story Starters - 36 photographic A5 cards featuring striking images to inspire storytelling. A new set of Story Starters designed to trigger and encourage creative writing and storytelling inspired by a range of interesting and unusual images. Each card can be used independently or grouped…

    FLC – 2014-05-21
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Decisions / Personal Safety - Indoors

    By Speechmark

    Decisions/Personal Safety Colorcards Indoors. Indoor activities, situations and objects requiring safe decision making. This set of Colorcards illustrates a variety of everyday activities, situations and objects encountered that can easily cause danger and mishap if not considered as a potential…

    FLC – 2014-04-28
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Teen Issues -Sex and Relationships

    By Speechmark

    36 full colour A5 discussion cards illustrating a multitude of relationships. Relationships come in many guises, presenting exciting and challenging times in equal measure. This set of cards considers a wide range of different types of relationships that may be encountered and have been grouped so…

    FLC – 2014-03-05
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Listening Skills Social Scenes

    By Speechmark

    This is a set of beautifully illustrated cards for matching scenes with an accompanying CD to match the sounds to the images. This set of cards and sounds illustrates five familiar scenes and five specific elements within those scenes to identify both visually and through sound. The scenes included…

    FLC – 2014-02-28
    Routledge

  • More Basic Verbs

    By Speechmark

    More Basic Verbs 36 photographic A5 cards featuring striking images to inspire storytelling. A set of 36 cards featuring basic verbs not included in the first Basic Verbs Colorcard set but also in frequent use. The cards illustrate frequently used verbs in simple settings. Each card can be selected…

    FLC – 2014-02-07
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Family Issues Colorcards

    By Speechmark

    This is a set of full colour cards showing 36 different issues illustrating diverse family life and experience. A collection of 36 cards designed to generate discussion covering thirty-six topics and issues faced by all or some family members. Each card provides the opportunity to tackle a…

    FLC – 2013-11-27
    Routledge

  • Consequences Discussion Cards

    By Speechmark

    36 cards portraying a range of behaviours and potential outcomes arising as a consequence. Illustrating actions and outcomes, these cards can be used in the classroom or clinic with primary age children. The cards help to reinforce the need to consider outcomes and an appreciation that choices made…

    FLC – 2013-11-13
    Routledge

  • Emotions & Expressions Colorcards 2

    By Sioban Boyce

    Emotions & Expressions 2 Colorcards: This second set of emotion and expression cards provide an increased level of complexity to help tackle problems associated with children who have learned to talk but have not developed sufficient non-verbal understanding to enable them to hold effective…

    FLC – 2013-10-16
    Routledge

  • Who am I?

    Alex Kelly

    By Alex Kelly

    The Talkabout 'Who am I?' cards have been designed to be used with an individual or small group to practice good communication and social skills. The cards could be used in a number of ways such as a warm up game, group cohesion activity or a closing game. They could be used to gel a new group or…

    FLC – 2013-06-12
    Routledge
    Talkabout

  • Time Sequencing

    By Speechmark

    This beautiful set of cards carefully depicts the passing of time to aid an understanding of order and direction. They can be used in many environments and the accompanying booklet includes ideas and activities for using the cards. The cards are varied in content - for example: Times of the day -…

    FLC – 2013-06-10
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Emotions & Expressions Colorcards

    By Sioban Boyce

    Emotions and Expressions Colorcards Understanding facial expressions. A comprehensive set of cards which provide an opportunity to explore through discussion the likely emotions and responses that are shown in faces and accompanying body language. This is particularly helpful for children who fail…

    FLC – 2013-06-10
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Pairs Plus Colorcards

    By Speechmark

    36 full colour cards with twelve scenarios and two specific elements to identify and match. Three cards for each of twelve different scenarios covering topics including: On the beach; Playing football; Walking the dog; At the swimming baths; Boiled egg for breakfast; Cinema visit; and Train journey…

    FLC – 2013-01-28
    Routledge

  • How are They Feeling?

    By Speechmark Speechmark

    This title features 30 superb cards to examine and understand hopes and fears. These cards present a range of scenarios and activities that occur frequently or rarely in everyday life, but which may have a huge influence or impact. Using relevant cards from the set provides opportunities to discuss…

    FLC – 2012-04-30
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Teen Issues

    By Speechmark

    This title includes 36 cards and worksheets to open up discussion on the key issues facing young people today. Growing up in today's world presents young people with a complex range of diverse situations, attitudes and experiences. The versatile cards in this pack have been designed to provide an…

    FLC – 2010-03-10
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • Teenage Life Blob Cards

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    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

  • 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…

    FLC – 2007-12-17
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • 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

  • 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
    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
    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 Speechmark

    This title offers 40 cards 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 Outdoor Sounds

    By Speechmark

    "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

  • Personal Safety

    By Speechmark

    This title is 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…

    FLC – 2003-03-31
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • 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…

    FLC – 2003-01-01
    Routledge
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    Colorcards

  • 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
    Colorcards

  • Sport and Leisure

    By Speechmark

    A popular choice for everyone, this resource includes 96 illustrated cards showing sport and leisure to enchance communication skills. The cards can be used as a starting point for conversation or to sort them into their different categories. This can be done on various levels of difficulty, for…

    FLC – 1992-06-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

  • 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
    Colorcards

  • 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
    Colorcards

  • Verb Tenses

    By Speechmark

    This resource 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, combined with real objects, people situations and activities on the cards…

    FLC – 1982-01-01
    Routledge
    Colorcards

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