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Featured Resources

  • Word Aware 2

    Teaching Vocabulary in the Early Years

    By Stephen Parsons, Anna Branagan

    This is a highly practical, comprehensive resource designed to support Early Years practitioners in the provision of effective vocabulary development in preschool children of all abilities. It is based on the same theory as the existing 'Word Aware' resource (9780863889554) but is adapted for Early…

    Paperback – 2017-01-12

  • Pre-School Start

    Targeted Intervention for Language Ages 3 and 4 (Reception -1)

    By Catherine de la Bedoyere

    Pre-School Start is a practical resource that can be used with nursery children who need targeted additional help in developing communication skills. Devised by two speech and language therapists experienced in working with teaching staff, the book consists of three sets of 20 session sheets; one…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01

  • Early Communication Skills

    3rd edition

    By Charlotte Lynch, Julia Kidd

    Early Communication Skills has been a popular and widely used publication since becoming available in 1991. Now in its third edition, the resource retains its original approach to communication, providing a source of fresh educational and therapeutic ideas for pre-school children. Special features…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09
    Early Skills

  • Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger's and Autism

    A Resource for Education and Health Professionals

    By Victoria Honeybourne

    This resource is designed to support education and health professionals to better understand how autism (including Asperger's syndrome) can present in girls; explaining the various difficulties and disadvantages that girls on the autism spectrum can face in educational settings. As well as…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09

  • Helping Children to Learn About Safer Sexual Behaviour

    A Narrative Approach to Working with Young Children and Sexually Concerning Behaviour

    By Laura Walker, Carol Laugharne

    This unique resource comprises a therapeutic workbook and storybook, designed to be used as an early intervention with children within the school setting who display concerning sexual behaviour. The workbook contains a series of activities with accompanying user-friendly advice including how to…

    Paperback – 2016-05-04

  • Wordless Picture Books and Guide

    Sentence and Narrative Skills for People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

    By Kulvinder Kaur

    This series of wordless picture books aims to help children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) to develop their expressive sentence and narrative skills, through learning to tell each story. There are 10 stories that will be separated into two levels, geared towards advancing the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-12

  • The Blob Visual Emotional Thesaurus

    By Ian Long

    This unique visual thesaurus is designed to help writers of all ages to develop their emotional literacy. The book focuses solely upon emotions. Spanning circa 140 emotional words it is divided into three sections: ranges of emotions (offering a visual spectrum to be referred to by writers unsure…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08

  • 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

  • Time Matters

    A Practical Resource to Develop Time Concepts and Self-Organisation Skills in Older Children and Young People

    By Janet Pembery, Clare Doran, Sarah Dutt

    Time Matters is a practical resource to help children and young people learn about time. Time is usually taught through the Primary school years, teachers working in Secondary schools have been very surprised to discover these gaps in students understanding of calendar time, having assumed that…

    Paperback – 2015-07-27

  • Teaching Protective Behaviours to Young Children

    First Steps to Safety Programme

    By Carolyn Gelenter, Nadine Prescott, Belinda Riley

    This programme aims to provide children aged 4-7 years with awareness and strategies for keeping safe. Although it may be difficult to accept, children and young people from any community, including those with disabilities, can be put at risk of harm, abused or hurt, regardless of their age, gender…

    Paperback – 2013-10-24

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