Resources

  • Blank Poster
    Blank Poster
    • Price: £3.00 

    An A3 blank poster. The four levels represented clearly and visually.

    The four levels represented clearly and visually.

    A3 size to fit any wall.

  • Bubble Poster
    Bubble Poster
    • Price: £3.00 

    Poster with clear information about the steps of development towards being an intentional communicator.

    A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information about the steps of development towards being an intentional communicator. Use this in a classroom/setting to share information about the functional communication level of individual pupils..

    Format: single sided A3 laminated poster.

  • Chunk, Chill, Check poster
    Chunk, Chill, Check poster
    • Price: £3.00 
  • Colourful Stories
    Colourful Stories
    • Price: £25.00 

    A visual support strategy to help children learn about, tell and write stories, by Liz Elks and Henrietta McLachlan.

    By Liz Elks and Henrietta McLachlan.

    Colourful Stories is a visual support strategy which helps children to learn about the structure of stories and become more confident about telling and writing stories.  Colourful Stories encourages oral narrative sills and introduces written words only when the child is confident about the structure of a story and how to tell a story orally.

    Colourful Stories consists of:

    • Coloured cards - there are 6 to represent the different parts of a story
    • Story Board
    • Picture sequencing cards

    This is an effective strategy if used as a whole school approach starting at The Foundation Stage.  At this stage, Colourful Stories would be used as a whole class approach. It also lends itself to small group or individual support.  At Key Stage 2 many children can write stories independently but others may need additional support; Colourful Stories can be used to differentiate the activity.  Colourful Stories is easy to use and can be explained to parents so that parents and supporting adults can use it 1:1 with specific children.

    What do practitioners say?
  • Communication Builders for AAC
    Communication Builders for AAC
    • Price: £22.00 
    Comprehensive information about the assessment and use of the whole range of AAC options.

    Communication Builders for AAC provides comprehensive information about the assessment and use of the whole range of AAC options. Andrea Kirton, co-author, is a highly specialist speech and language therapist but she writes this book in a style which makes this important information accessible to education practitioners, parents, carers, SaLTs.  It is the core reading material for the accredited course Supporting Adults and Children using AAC.

    It’s a one-stop-shop to AAC!

    Contents:

    Chapter 1: What is AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)?

    • Why use AAC? 
    • What Does AAC Include? 
    • Access Methods
    • The AAC Team

     
    Chapter 2: Assessment

    • Who might benefit from AAC? 
    • Cause and effect skills
    • Social Communication Skills
    • Symbolic Understanding
    • Understanding of Spoken Language
    • The expressive-receptive gap
    • Visual SkillsAccess Method
    • Tools for Assessment
    • AAC Profile and Action Plan
    • Definition of Communicative Competence for AAC users  (Janice Light, 1989) 
    • Social Networks (Sarah Blackstone and Mary Hunt Berg, 2003) 
    • Means, Reasons and Opportunities (Della Money and Sue Thurman, 1994) 

     
    Chapter 3: Unaided Communication

    • What is Unaided Communication?
    • Assessing Unaided Methods of Communication
    • Observation Schedule for assessing Unaided Communication Methods
    • Developing Unaided Communication Skills

    Chapter 4: Low Tech Communication Aids

    • Types of Low Tech AAC systems
    • Aspects of Assessment for Low Tech AAC
    • Access
    • Vocabulary/Language
    • Social Use
    • Design Issues
    • The Next Step – Activities to support and develop use of the Low Tech AAC system
    • Cause and effect with people (Communicative Intent) 
    • Requesting item/indicating choice
    • Participation in a social activity
    • General Conversation

     
    Chapter 5: High Tech Communication aids

    • Types of High Tech Communication Systems
    • Assessment for a High Tech System
    • Access
    • Vocabulary/Language
    • Social Use
    • Design Issues
    • The Next Step - Activities to support and develop use of the High Tech AAC system
    • Linguistic Skills
    • Social Skills

     
    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Communication Counts for Adults and Young People with Learning Difficulties
    Communication Counts for Adults and Young People with Learning Difficulties
    • Price: £22.00 

    Simple, practical advice and activities to support and encourage communication

    Communication Counts for Adults and Young People with Learning Difficulties provides simple, practical advice and activities to support and encourage the communication skills of this client group in everyday situations. It has been written for parents, carers and support staff but it is also be relevant to teaching staff. It is the core reading material for the accredited course Communication Counts for Adults and Young People with Learning Difficulties.

    It addresses many areas including:

    • What is communication?
    • Using positive interaction to promote communication
    • Supporting effective attention and listening
    • Helping adults and young people with learning difficulties to understand spoken language
    • Knowing which questions to ask when
    • Using Total Communication as a core approach to communication
    • Promoting vocabulary development
    • Developing expressive language.

    The book has 63 pages 5 of which are coloured.

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • CUBIC Word Pack
    CUBIC Word Pack
    • Price: £35.00 

    Helping schools incorporate the valuable principle of Information Carrying Words into the curriculum, making the learning relevant and at an appropriate level for the child.

    Curriculum Based Information Word Pack is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities and is designed to help children aged 5-7 understand more fully what is said to them.

    Curriculum Based Information Carrying Word Pack is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities which incorporates the ICW principle with the Key Stage 1 History, Geography and Science Units of the National Curriculum for England and Wales. it also has value for schools in other countries in the UK as similar themes are part of the curricula.

    For those unfamiliar with Information Carrying Words the concept provides a structured framework which facilitates the control of the number of words in a sentence that a child has to understand in order to carry out an instruction. CuBIC Word Pack will help children increase the amount of information they can remember in a sentence whilst at the same time supporting and developing their understanding of the curriculum.

    The activities can be implemented with individual children or small groups.

    The CuBIC Word Pack will help to improve:

    • Understanding of spoken language
    • Listening and attention skills
    • Auditory sequential memory
    • Vocabulary development
    • Expressive language
    • Social communication skills


    CuBIC Word Pack provides over 40 pages of clear and delightful illustrations. A thorough explanation about how to apply Information Carrying Words is given in the introduction. The National Curriculum based activities are carefully described so that the ideas can be implemented easily and tasks differentiated to meet the needs of individual children.This resource can be used by all school staff and parents as well as speech and language therapists.

  • Early Language Builders
    Early Language Builders
    • Price: £22.00 

    A book packed full of practical ideas to support children’s speaking and listening skills at pre-foundation and foundation stage.

    This invaluable and practical book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening skills of all children aged between 2 and 6 years. It has been widely used across thousands of settings and enables professionals and parents to understand the communication difficulties children experience. It gives relevant advice and is full of lots of ideas to support children with a wide range of speech and language difficulties

    Amongst the topics covered are:

    • Developing play for language
    • Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
    • The development of attention levels
    • Helping children develop their understanding of language andverbal reasoning
    • Developing social skills through play
    • Helping pre-school children with autistic spectrum disorder
    • Helping children develop phonological awareness
    • Helping children with unclear speech
  • EYBIC Word Pack
    EYBIC Word Pack
    • Price: £35.00 

    A resource which will help pre-school settings to develop everyday vocabulary and support the understanding of spoken language.

    Early Years Based Information Carrying Word Pack is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities to promote the vocabulary, speaking and listening of a wide range of children through the principle of Information Carrying Words.

    For those unfamiliar with Information Carrying Words, the concept provides a structured framework which helps children increase the amount of information they can remember. At the same time EYBIC will develop their knowledge and language of everyday topics including:

    • Ourselves
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Toys
    • Animals
    • Home


    The resource includes:

    • Careful explanations about Information Carrying Words and how to use the resource
    • Illustrations to print in black and white or colour
    • Home Activities
    • Vocabulary checklists to monitor progress
    • A two and a half hour training session for parents and early years practitioners, which includes teaching notes, a PowerPoint presentation and handouts.


    EYBIC Word Pack will help to improve:

    • Understanding of spoken language
    • Listening and attention
    • Auditory sequential memory
    • Vocabulary development
    • Expressive language
    • Social communication skills

    EYBIC Word Pack supports Early Learning Goals.

    EYBIC Word Pack is very useful for children learning additional languages.

    EYBIC Word Pack helps parents, early years practitioners and speech and language therapists to work together to promote children’s language and communication skills.

  • Interaction poster
    Interaction poster
    • Price: £3.00 

    Poster with info about the steps of development towards being an intentional communicator.

    A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information about the steps of development towards being an intentional communicator. Use this in a classroom/setting to share information about the functional communication level of individual pupils.

    Format: single sided A3 laminated poster.

  • Language Builders
    Language Builders
    • Price: £22.00 

    A book packed full of practical ideas to support children€s speaking and listening skills at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

    This invaluable book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the communication skills of all school age children. It develops ideas suitable for children at primary school. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants and teachers and many speech and language therapists use it in their daily work. It is the core reading material for the accredited course Speech and Language Support for 5-11s.

    It addresses many areas including:

    • Attention and listening
    • Helping school age children understand spoken language and develop verbal reasoning skills
    • Helping school age children develop their expressive language
    • Phonological processing activities
    • Developing vocabulary and story writing and use of mind maps
    • Helping school age children develop their social skills
    • Helping school age children with unclear speech

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Language Builders for 0-3s
    Language Builders for 0-3s
    • Price: £22.00 

    A new and practical book providing detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening of babies and young children.

    This new and practical book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening of babies and young children. It has been carefully written to tie in with the EYFS and the two year review. It is full of information about communication development, typical developmental milestones, observation schedules to support your assessment, planning and monitoring of children’s progress and simple, fun ideas which are easy to implement in everyday situations.

    Amongst the topics covered are:

    • What is communication?
    • Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
    • Developing play for language
    • Provide child friendly environments to support attention and listening
    • Helping children develop their understanding of language and verbal reasoning
    • Encouraging children to talk and adults to listen!
    • Sharing books, using rhymes to develop language and early literacy
    • Working with parents.
  • Language Builders for Complex Needs
    Language Builders for Complex Needs
    • Price: £22.00 

    An excellent resource which makes this complex area of language development accessible to non-specialist staff.

    This excellent resource makes this complex area of language development accessible to non-specialist staff. fAll those working in the field will appreciate the clear explanations and practical support and advice for those working and living with children at the pre-intentional and intentional stages of communication as far as beginning to use first words. The book explores a wide range of issues concerning children who have little or no means of expressing themselves verbally.

    Language Builders for Complex Needs provides ideas for assessment and recording progress as well as detailed advice and practical activities. It is written for speech and language therapists, teachers, teaching assistants, pre-school practitioners and parents.

    The book examines the characteristic communication skills, the interaction required and the thinking and play skills that need nurturing at each of the following stages:

    • Pre-Intentional Communication.
    • Being able to anticipate events.
    • Intentional Communication.


    It also considers:

    • The link between play and language.
    • Total Communication – signs, symbols, Communication Passports, and briefly, Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
    • Using first words, ideas and phrases.


    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Language Builders for Hearing Difficulties
    Language Builders for Hearing Difficulties
    • Price: £15.00 

    Detailed advice and practical activities to support the communication skills of children with any degree of hearing loss ranging from mild to severe

    This resource provides detailed advice and practical activities to support the communication skills of children with any degree of hearing loss ranging from mild to severe. Language Builders for Hearing Difficulties is relevant to many speech and language therapists, learning support assistants and teachers who work in pre-schools, schools or units and parents and carers who are helping their child at home.

    It is the core reading material for the specialist accredited course 'Supporting Children with Hearing Difficulties'. It addresses many areas, including:

    • Types of hearing loss.
    • Things to look out for if you are concerned about a hearing loss.
    • Hearing assessment.
    • The impact hearing difficulties can have on communication.
    • Changing the interaction and environment to support the child.
    • Supporting language and social skills.
    • Supporting listening and phonological development.


    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Language Builders for Post 16s
    Language Builders for Post 16s
    • Price: £22.00 

    Clear, practical advice and activities to promote the communication skills of 16-25 year olds

    Language Builders for Post 16s provides clear practical advice and activities to promote the communication skills of 16-25 year olds, and has been written to be accessible to speech and language therapists, learning support assistants, teachers and parents.

    Areas covered include:

    • Considering the skills involved in communication
    • Improving listening and concentration skills
    • Developing strategies to help students understand spoken language and improve their verbal reasoning skills
    • Exploring the use of non-literal and ambiguous language
    • Facilitating vocabulary learning
    • Encouraging expressive language skills
    • Promoting social skills and emotional literacy
    • Considering the use of communication in the workplace

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Language Builders for Pupils with SLD
    Language Builders for Pupils with SLD
    • Price: £22.00 

    Detailed advice and activities to support children and young people (5-25yrs) with Severe Learning and communication Difficulties

    Language Builders for Pupils with SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties) book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the communication skills of children and young people (5-25yrs) who are able to verbally understand and express their basic needs and ideas but who are really struggling to learn and cope in education settings. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants and teachers and many speech and language therapists use it in their daily work. It is the core reading material for the accredited course Speech and Language Support for Pupils with SLD.


    It addresses many areas including:
    • What is communication?
    • Using positive adult-pupil interaction to promote communication
    • Supporting effective vattention and listening
    • Helping pupils who have learning difficulties to understand spoken language and develop verbal reasoning skills
    • Using Total Communication as a core approach to communication
    • Promoting vocabulary development
    • Develop expressive language and narrative skills
    • Learning how to identify and support pupils’ social communication skills

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.
  • Language Builders for Verbal ASD
    Language Builders for Verbal ASD
    • Price: £22.00 

    A practical guide for all those living and working with verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    This invaluable book provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and gives detailed advice and activities to promote the communication and interaction skills of all verbal children with ASD.

    It covers a wealth of knowledge and is beautifully illustrated to provide many practical strategies and ideas suitable for children at primary school as well as those in specialist provisions. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants, teachers and other professionals who work in this field. It is the training material for those completing the Elklan ASD specilaist course but is also a stand alone publication and is useful for all practitioners.

    Amongst the topics covered are:

    • What is autism?
    • Using structure with children with ASD.
    • Developing communication.
    • Working with Information Carrying Words to develop the length of sentences a child can understand.
    • Developing verbal reasoning in children with ASD.
    • Using vocabulary maps and Mind Maps, the latter devised by Tony Buzan.
    • Developing interaction through using Comic Strip
    • Conversations as devised by Carol Gray.
    • Helping children learn how to speak in a social context.
    • Understanding that children with ASD often communicate most effectively through their behaviour.

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Language Builders for Vulnerable Young People
    Language Builders for Vulnerable Young People
    • Price: £22.00 

    Clear, practical advice and activities to promote the communication skills of young people for whom behaviour is the major concern

    Language Builders for Vulnerable Young People has been written to be accessible to speech and language therapists, social workers, teachers, support staff, parents and those working in the youth justice sector.

    Forwarded by Juliet Gregory, Specialist SaLT in the field.

    Areas covered include:

    • Why is knowledge about speech, language and communication important when working with vulnerable young people?
    • Communication basics – non-verbal communication listening and attention
    • Understanding spoken language
    • Developing verbal reasoning
    • Exploring the use of non-literal and ambiguous language
    • Facilitating vocabulary learning
    • Encouraging expressive language and communication
    • Promoting social skills and emotional literacy

     

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Language Journey Poster
    Language Journey Poster
    • Price: £3.00 

    A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information and examples of the development of language compatible with the EYFS

    A3 bright, colourful poster providing clear information and examples of the development of language compatible with the EYFS.

  • Let's Talk Together Handouts
    Let's Talk Together Handouts
    • Price: £20.00 

    Handouts for parents and others to help them encourage the speaking, listening and language skills of children with social communication needs.

    Let's Talk Together Handouts is beautifully illustrated and full of ideas parents and others to encourage the speaking, listening and language skills of children with social communication needs (including Autism Spectrum Condition although this term is not mentioned in the resource enabling practitioners to use it with a wide range of children).

    The handouts are ideal for parents, child minders and practitioners wanting essential skills and knowledge when managing children aged 5+ with social communication needs as well as for speech and language therapists to give to others to explain complex ideas in a simple but effective manner.

    There are lots of practical suggestions that cover the following topics:

    • Normal communication development
    • Adult child interaction
    • Using physical and visual structure
    • Developing listening and understanding
    • Asking questions and sharing books
    • Developing interaction with peers
    • Understanding how children communicate through their behaviour.


    The handouts are beautifully illustrated throughout.

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the resource you are free to photocopy any relevant handouts for your use only so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

    A CD version is included so the handouts can be printed off as and when required.

  • Let's Talk with 5-9s Handouts
    Let's Talk with 5-9s Handouts
    • Price: £20.00 

    Beautifully designed handouts to be given to parents and others to help them to encourage the speaking, listening and language skills of all 5-9s.

    Let's Talk with 5-9s Handouts is beautifully illustrated and full of ideas to encourage speaking, listening and language skills of all 5-9s. Each of the 89 pages provides effective advice and ideas for parents, child minders and those working with children in this age range wanting some basic skills and knowledge. The handouts incorporate advice for supporting children who are learning English as a second language.

    The handouts are packed full of practical suggestions that cover the following topics:

    • Normal communication development charts
    • Causes to speech and language difficulties
    • Adult-child interaction
    • Listening and concentrating
    • Learning new words
    • Understanding language
    • Using sentences
    • Asking questions
    • Saying words clearly


    The handouts are illustrated throughout.

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the resource you are free to photocopy any relevant pages for your own use so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

    A CD version is included so the handouts can be printed off as and when required.

  • Let's Talk with Under 5s - Handouts
    Let's Talk with Under 5s - Handouts
    • Price: £20.00 

    A beautifully illustrated and easily photocopied or printed resource for parents and others to help them encourage the communication skills of all children aged 5 and under.

    Let's Talk with Under 5s Handouts is beautifully illustrated and full of ideas to encourage the speaking, listening and language skills of all under 5s. The handouts are ideal for parents, child minders and under 5s practitioners wanting some basic skills and knowledge as well as for speech and language therapists to give out to others to explain complex ideas in a simple and effective manner.

    There are lots of practical suggestions that cover the following topics:

    • Normal communication development chart
    • Causes of speech and language difficulties
    • Adult-child interaction
    • Play and how important ant it is for development of language.
    • Understanding language
    • Using words and sentences
    • Asking questions and sharing books
    • Helping children with unclear speech
    • As with all Elklan materials having purchased the resource you are free to photocopy any relevant pages for your use to equip others who work within your school or health provision.


    A CD version is included so the handouts can be printed off as and when required.

  • Let's Talk with your Baby
    Let's Talk with your Baby
    • Price: £45.00 

    Eight one-hour interactive sessions for parents/carers and their babies aged 3 – 12 months.

    Eight one-hour interactive sessions for parents/carers and their babies aged 3 – 12 months. Can be delivered to groups or individual parents.

    Aims:

    • Promote positive adult-child interaction at the earliest possible stage
    • Promote early attachment and communication skills
    • Provide a stimulating/communication rich environment through interactive, fun activities

     
    Tried and tested: 100% of parents reported that they had tried out the activities at home.

    Let’s Talk with your Baby does not specifically teach the skills that the session is focusing upon, but rather encourages parents/carers to experience specific activities together with their baby, in order to see the pleasure and the benefit to them both. By being involved in the activity together, parents should start to transfer these activities to another environment, i.e. home. Skills are therefore actively learnt through a relaxed and fun group, rather than a formal course. 

    Who can deliver Let’s Talk with your Baby?

    Any practitioner who supports families with babies aged 3 – 12 months e.g. Children Centre Workers, Family Support Workers, Portage, Health Visitors, SaLTs, SaLTAs. The activities can also be implemented by early years practitioners in nurseries that care for babies. 

    Manual includes;

    • Teaching notes
    • Information to link in with EYFS
    • Evaluation sheets
    • Handouts for parents (printable in colour or black and white)
    • CD with handouts and editable promotional material: poster, pamphlet, certificate
    • Evaluation sheets
  • Olympic Vocabulary poster
    Olympic Vocabulary poster
    • Price: £4.00 

    Poster of strategies to support vocabularly learning

    Poster of strategies to support vocabularly learning.

    Format: single sided half-A2 laminated poster.

  • Pecyn Geiriau EYBIC (Welsh Edition)
    Pecyn Geiriau EYBIC (Welsh Edition)
    • Price: £35.00 

    A resource which will help pre-school settings to develop everyday vocabulary and support the understanding of spoken language.

    Pecyn Geiriau EYBIC is a rich resource of beautiful pictures and interesting activities to promote the vocabulary, speaking and listening of a wide range of children through the principle of Information Carrying Words.

    For those unfamiliar with Information Carrying Words, the concept provides a structured framework which helps children increase the amount of information they can remember. At the same time EYBIC will develop their knowledge and language of everyday topics including:

    • Ourselves
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Toys
    • Animals
    • Home


    The resource includes:

    • Careful explanations about Information Carrying Words and how to use the resource
    • Illustrations to print in black and white or colour
    • Home Activities
    • Vocabulary checklists to monitor progress
    • A two and a half hour training session for parents and early years practitioners, which includes teaching notes, a PowerPoint presentation and handouts.


    EYBIC Word Pack will help to improve:

    • Understanding of spoken language
    • Listening and attention
    • Auditory sequential memory
    • Vocabulary development
    • Expressive language
    • Social communication skills

    EYBIC Word Pack supports Early Learning Goals.

    EYBIC Word Pack is very useful for children learning additional languages.

    EYBIC Word Pack helps parents, early years practitioners and speech and language therapists to work together to promote children’s language and communication skills.

  • PORIC
    PORIC
    • Price: £55.00 

    A wealth of ideas to assess and develop the linguistic concepts (descriptive vocabulary) needed to access the Foundation and Key Stage 1 curricula, based on Ann Locke's 'Living Language' programme which underpins most of the Maths and Science curricula throughout the UK.

    PORIC provides a wealth of ideas to assess and develop the linguistic concepts (descriptive vocabulary) needed to access the Foundation and Key Stage 1 curricula. It is based on the core vocabulary and linguistic concepts incorporated in Ann Locke's 'Living Language' programme which underpins most of the Maths and Science curriculai in all four countries of the UK. it is an invaluable resource for staff supporting children who need more help to learn these important words.

    PORIC is a long established product that has been used by many teachers and Therapists, it was written by Glinette Woods and Deborah Acors in 1999. The publisher retired and the authors have worked with Henrietta to produce a brand new edition which is now published by Elklan.

    The PORIC pack gives you:

    • A book of ideas to develop an understanding and use of each linguistic concept in alphabetical order.
    • A CD disc with all same ideas to develop the concepts but organised in the order in which children acquire the vocabulary.
    • A linguistic concept booklet with 16 coloured, laminated pictures to use for informal assessment and teaching.


    The CD disc also contains:

    • Concept check lists and assessment forms in alphabetical and developmental order. All these forms can be printed as and when they are needed.
    • Four exercise books. These are called 'Concept Consolidation' books and contain worksheets ideal for reinforcement of the concepts at home.
  • Secondary Language Builders
    Secondary Language Builders
    • Price: £22.00 

    This invaluable recently updated book provides detailed advice and activities to promote communication skills of secondary school aged children

    This invaluable book provides detailed advice and activities to promote communication skills of secondary school aged children and has just been updated to this 2015 edition. 

    Secondary Language Builders provides detailed advice and activities to encourage the communication skills of 11-16 year olds. It has been written to be accessible to teachers, teaching assistants and parents and, with help, the students themselves.

    Many aspects of communication are covered including:

    • Understanding memory and learning
    • Using visual strategies and considering independent learning
    • Helping students to understand spoken language
    • Using strategies to improve vocabulary learning
    • Using strategies to improve sentence structure and grammar
    • Finding ideas to structure written work
    • Supporting preparation for tests and exams
    • Coping with social communication and social situations
    • Understanding what is involved in speaking clearly and helping students with their speech.

    The book is illustrated.

    Secondary Language Builders forms the core reading material for the accredited course €Speech and Language Support for 11-16s€. 

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • SLIP with Under 5s
    SLIP with Under 5s
    • Price: £35.00 

    An exciting resource to promote communication skills of Under 5s.

    This NEW resource from Elklan provides an exciting range of activities to embed vocabulary and language learning in the curriculum

    Taking the key principles taught in the Elklan course Speech and Language Support for Under 5s this complementary resource provides teachers and assistants with the materials required to practically take these strategies and apply them in their classroom and outside with the whole class or in small groups.  Using these activities will help to develop the communication skills of all children but especially those with speech and language difficulties. 

    Includes a CD-ROM of pictures supporting the resource.
  • Symbol Poster
    Symbol Poster
    • Price: £3.00 

    Poster illustrating the hierarchical development of symbolic understanding.

    A3 bright, colourful poster that illustrates the hierarchical development of symbolic understanding. Use this in a classroom/setting to share information about how to support pupils with their communication – which pupils understand whole objects and which pupils can communicate by using photos or symbols etc.

    Format: single sided A3 laminated poster.

  • TALC Prawf Deall Iaith Haniaethol (Welsh edition)
    TALC Prawf Deall Iaith Haniaethol (Welsh edition)
    • Price: £45.00 

    A resource designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills primary aged children who experience difficulty understanding what is said to them.

    This beautifully illustrated resource is designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills of all under 5s and primary aged children who experience difficulty understanding what is said to them

    The TALC is based on the Language of Learning Model proposed by Blank, Rose and Berlin (1978). The Language of Learning Model is popular in Australia where it is referred to as 'Blanks' or 'The Blank Language Scheme.' This scheme is very popular with early years and education staff as it helps them to differentiate class based activities for all children. This assessment will enable children to be appropriately assessed and supported at the right level for them. Anyone familiar with the principles of assessing children can conduct the TALC.

    More information about 'Blank' is written in the resource and in all Elklan Language Builders books (excepting Communication Support for Children with Severe and Complex Needs).

    The TALC can be used to:

    • Assess the level of abstract language a child can understand
    • Set individual, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART) targets
    • Increase the awareness of the types of questions and directions the child might be expected to understand
    • Indicate how the language used to interact with the child can be modified to ensure that the child understands the linguistic demands
    • Encourage the development of the child's abstract reasoning skills within his level of ability
    • Develop the child's confidence because the demands will be realistic
    • Measure change


    There are two parts to the TALC assessment:

    • Part I involves a picture assessment. The topics for the six pictures have been carefully chosen to reflect the experiences of a wide and diverse population. The child is shown a picture or is given four pictures to put in the correct order. The assessor asks the questions listed on the score sheet and notes can be made about the child's response. There are 70 questions.
    • Part II of the TALC gives a list of the types of questions which can be adapted to suit all situations so that assessment can take place during natural communicative interactions. A simple record sheet is provided.


    All the score forms can be photocopied for multiple use.

  • Test of Abstract Language Comprehension
    Test of Abstract Language Comprehension
    • Price: £45.00 

    A resource designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills primary aged children who experience difficulty understanding what is said to them.

    This beautifully illustrated resource is designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills of all under 5s and primary aged children who experience difficulty understanding what is said to them

    The TALC is based on the Language of Learning Model proposed by Blank, Rose and Berlin (1978). The Language of Learning Model is popular in Australia where it is referred to as 'Blanks' or 'The Blank Language Scheme.' This scheme is very popular with early years and education staff as it helps them to differentiate class based activities for all children. This assessment will enable children to be appropriately assessed and supported at the right level for them. Anyone familiar with the principles of assessing children can conduct the TALC.

    More information about 'Blank' is written in the resource and in all Elklan Language Builders books (excepting Communication Support for Children with Severe and Complex Needs).

    The TALC can be used to:

    • Assess the level of abstract language a child can understand
    • Set individual, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART) targets
    • Increase the awareness of the types of questions and directions the child might be expected to understand
    • Indicate how the language used to interact with the child can be modified to ensure that the child understands the linguistic demands
    • Encourage the development of the child's abstract reasoning skills within his level of ability
    • Develop the child's confidence because the demands will be realistic
    • Measure change


    There are two parts to the TALC assessment:

    • Part I involves a picture assessment. The topics for the six pictures have been carefully chosen to reflect the experiences of a wide and diverse population. The child is shown a picture or is given four pictures to put in the correct order. The assessor asks the questions listed on the score sheet and notes can be made about the child's response. There are 70 questions.
    • Part II of the TALC gives a list of the types of questions which can be adapted to suit all situations so that assessment can take place during natural communicative interactions. A simple record sheet is provided.


    All the score forms can be photocopied for multiple use.

  • Test of Abstract Language Comprehension 2
    Test of Abstract Language Comprehension 2
    • Price: £45.00 

    This beautifully illustrated resource is designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills of pupils aged 11 and over.

    This beautifully illustrated resource is designed to help speech and language therapists, education staff and the wider workforce to assess and develop the verbal reasoning skills of pupils aged 11 and over.

    The TALC 2 is based on the Language of Learning Model proposed by Blank, Rose and Berlin (1978). The Language of Learning Model is popular in Australia where it is referred to as 'Blanks' or 'The Blank Language Scheme.' This scheme is well received by teachers and teaching assistants working with children at Key Stages 2 & 3 as it helps them to differentiate class based activities for all children but especially those having difficulty understanding language and talking. The assessment will enable children to be appropriately assessed and supported at the right level for them. Anyone familiar with the principles of assessing children can use TALC 2.

    More information about 'Blank' is written in the resource and in all Elklan Language Builders books apart from 'Communication Support for Children with Severe and Complex Needs.

    TALC 2 can be used to:

    • Assess the level of abstract language a young person can understand.
    • Set individual, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely (SMART) targets.
    • Increase the awareness of the types of questions and directions the pupil might be expected to understand.
    • Indicate how the language used to interact with the young person can be modified to ensure that the pupil understands the linguistic demands.
    • Encourage the development of the young person's abstract reasoning skills within his level of ability.
    • Develop the young person's confidence because the demands will be realistic.
    • Measure change.


    There are three parts to the TALC 2 assessment:

    • Part I involves a picture assessment. The topics for the six pictures have been carefully chosen to reflect the experiences of a wide and diverse population. A picture is shown or four pictures are given to put in the correct order. The assessor asks the questions listed on the score sheet and notes can be made about the responses. There are 60 questions.
    • Part II of the TALC gives a list of the types of questions which can be adapted to suit all situations so that assessment can take place during natural communicative interactions. A simple record sheet is provided.
    • Part III of the TALC provides examples of how to modify questions asked whilst teaching different curriculum subjects. Examples are given for English Literature, Maths, Science, Technology, Geography and History.


    All the score forms can be photocopied for multiple use.

  • 120 Idioms At Your Fingertips
    120 Idioms At Your Fingertips
    • Price: £42.00 

    An extremely useful book for teachers and therapists working with both children and adults, by June Nicols.

    By June Nicols, first published in 2003.

    ISBN 978-1-874534-34-1

    This extremely useful book will appeal to teachers and therapists working with both children and adults. 120 idioms are defined and illustrated together with activities for consolidation and learning. The book is divided into 3 sections:

    • 1 - Idioms are amusingly illustrated and defined
    • 2 - Multiple choice for matching meaning to idiom for consolidation
    • 3 - Cards of the idioms and their meanings for games and activities providing revision and recall

     

    A4 photocopiable book, 158pp.

  • Adeiladwyr Iaith
    Adeiladwyr Iaith
    • Price: £22.00 

    A book packed full of practical ideas to support children’s speaking and listening skills at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

    This invaluable book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the communication skills of all school age children. It develops ideas suitable for children at primary school. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants and teachers and many speech and language therapists use it in their daily work. It is the core reading material for the accredited course Cefnogi Iaith a Lleferydd yn y Dosbarth.

    It addresses many areas including:

    • Attention and listening
    • Helping school age children understand spoken language and develop verbal reasoning skills
    • Helping school age children develop their expressive language
    • Phonological processing activities
    • Developing vocabulary and story writing and use of mind maps
    • Helping school age children develop their social skills
    • Helping school age children with unclear speech

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer Anghenion Cymhleth
    Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer Anghenion Cymhleth
    • Price: £22.00 

    An excellent resource which makes this complex area of language development accessible to non-specialist staff.

    This excellent resource makes this complex area of language development accessible to non-specialist staff. All those working in the field will appreciate the clear explanations and practical support and advice for those working and living with children at the pre-intentional and intentional stages of communication as far as beginning to use first words. The book explores a wide range of issues concerning children who have little or no means of expressing themselves verbally.

    Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer Anghenion Cymhleth  provides ideas for assessment and recording progress as well as detailed advice and practical activities. It is written for speech and language therapists, teachers, teaching assistants, pre-school practitioners and parents.

    The book examines the characteristic communication skills, the interaction required and the thinking and play skills that need nurturing at each of the following stages:

    • Pre-Intentional Communication.
    • Being able to anticipate events.
    • Intentional Communication.


    It also considers:

    • The link between play and language.
    • Total Communication – signs, symbols, Communication Passports, and briefly, Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
    • Using first words, ideas and phrases.


    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer ASA Geiriol
    Adeiladwyr Iaith ar gyfer ASA Geiriol
    • Price: £22.00 

    A practical guide for all those living and working with verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    This invaluable book provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and gives detailed advice and activities to promote the communication and interaction skills of all verbal children with ASD.

    It covers a wealth of knowledge and is beautifully illustrated to provide many practical strategies and ideas suitable for children at primary school as well as those in specialist provisions. It has been written to be accessible to parents, learning support assistants, teachers and other professionals who work in this field. It is the training material for those completing the Elklan ASD specilaist course but is also a stand alone publication and is useful for all practitioners.

    Amongst the topics covered are:

    • What is autism?
    • Using structure with children with ASD.
    • Developing communication.
    • Working with Information Carrying Words to develop the length of sentences a child can understand.
    • Developing verbal reasoning in children with ASD.
    • Using vocabulary maps and Mind Maps, the latter devised by Tony Buzan.
    • Developing interaction through using Comic Strip
    • Conversations as devised by Carol Gray.
    • Helping children learn how to speak in a social context.
    • Understanding that children with ASD often communicate most effectively through their behaviour.

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • Adeiladwyr Iaith Cynnar
    Adeiladwyr Iaith Cynnar
    • Price: £22.00 

    A book packed full of practical ideas to support children’s speaking and listening skills at pre-foundation and foundation stage.

    This invaluable and practical book provides detailed advice and activities to promote the speaking and listening skills of all children aged between 2 and 6 years. It has been widely used across thousands of settings and enables professionals and parents to understand the communication difficulties children experience. It gives relevant advice and is full of lots of ideas to support children with a wide range of speech and language difficulties

    Amongst the topics covered are:

    • Developing play for language
    • Encouraging appropriate adult-child interaction
    • The development of attention levels
    • Helping children develop their understanding of language andverbal reasoning
    • Developing social skills through play
    • Helping pre-school children with autistic spectrum disorder
    • Helping children develop phonological awareness
    • Helping children with unclear speech
  • Adeiladwyr Iaith Uwchradd
    Adeiladwyr Iaith Uwchradd
    • Price: £22.00 

    This invaluable book provides detailed advice and activities to promote communication skills of secondary school aged children

    This invaluable book provides detailed advice and activities to promote communication skills of secondary school aged children

    Adeiladwyr Iaith Uwchradd provides detailed advice and activities to encourage the communication skills of 11-16 year olds. It has been written to be accessible to teachers, teaching assistants and parents and, with help, the students themselves.

    Many aspects of communication are covered including:

    • Understanding memory and learning
    • Using visual strategies and considering independent learning
    • Helping students to understand spoken language
    • Using strategies to improve vocabulary learning
    • Using strategies to improve sentence structure and grammar
    • Finding ideas to structure written work
    • Supporting preparation for tests and exams
    • Coping with social communication and social situations
    • Understanding what is involved in speaking clearly and helping students with their speech.

    The book is illustrated.

    Adeiladwyr Iaith Uwchradd forms the core reading material for the accredited course ‘Cefnogaeth Iaith a Lleferydd ar gyfer ieuenctid 11-16 oed’.

    As with all Elklan materials having purchased the book you are free to photocopy any relevant pages so equipping others who work within your school or health provision.

  • All Sounds
    All Sounds
    • Price: £29.99 
    A fun way of practising speech consonant sounds in short sentences or phrases.

    by Sadie Lewis.

    All Sounds is a fun way of practising speech consonant sounds in short sentences or phrases.

    The pictures are engaging and humorous which encourage the children to say the sentence whilst enjoying the humour.

    Ideas for activities are provided.  These focus on production but also discrimination e.g. accuracy judgement as in 'A debra (zebra) with zigzags - was that right?'

    Ideal for parents and teaching staff wanting to reinforce the use of targeted speech sounds at sentence level.

    Set of pictures to encourage the use of consonants in initial, medial and final positions of words are included

    The following sounds are included: p, b, t, d, k, g, f, v, th, s, z, sh, ch, j, m, n, -ng, l, w, r, y and h

    Where else can you find such a rich bank of resources and all for £29.99!

  • Cambridge Language Activity
    Cambridge Language Activity
    • Price: £60.00 

    An essential resource for use with children who have delayed language development, by Sadie Bigland and Jane Speake.

    By Sadie Bigland and Jane Speake, first published in 1992.

    ISBN 978-1-874534-00-6

    An essential resource for use with children who have delayed language development. 47 activities target a range of grammatical structures and can be given out to parents to work on at home with their children.

    Each activity, presented in the form of a game, is self-explanatory and gives instructions for playing and also advice on how to praise and reinforce success as well as what to do if the child does not succeed. Parents, Teachers and Learning Support Assistants can therefore carry out valuable language practice without significant supervision or having to have detailed verbal instructions.

    Over 80 pages of picture material are included and all activities and pictures may be photocopied. This resource saves hours of preparation time in devising home and school programmes and is very popular with Speech & Language Therapists and Teachers.

  • Clear Language
    Clear Language
    • Price: £15.00 

    Explains the levels of language processing and potential difficulties in an easy to understand way.

    by Sadie Lewis.

    Clear Language explains the levels of language processing and potential difficulties in an easy to understand way, e.g. word finding problems, grammatical difficulties.

    It is aimed at providing therapists with a tool for explaining language problems, and the resulting therapy, to parents or teachers.

    Drawings and simple diagrams aid the explanations.

    Individual therapists can photocopy Clear Language to make a leaflet.

  • Colourful Semantics - A Practical Resource
    Colourful Semantics - A Practical Resource
    • Price: £45.00 

    A practical resource on Mac / Windows-compatible CD-ROM for putting Colourful Semantics into practice, by Nicola Ogg, SaLT.

    By Nicola Ogg, published in 2013 by STASS Publications Ltd.

    Colourful Semantics - was developed by Alison Bryan and is used by SaLTs across the UK and beyond, to support spoken and written language development across a wide range of client groups.

    Colourful Semantics – a practical resource is a Mac / Windows-compatible CD-ROM which uses this theory and provides a wide range of practical games, advice sheets and illustrations, to support the use of ‘Colourful Semantics’ with primary and secondary school children across the curriculum. This resource has been developed with Alison Bryan’s support and she has written the forward.

    The pictures are fun, the ideas are varied and the advice is practical. Resources can be printed off, copied and used for therapy by SaLTs, Teachers and assistants to support expressive and receptive language targets. The disk is clear, easy to use and ready to go.

  • Cued Articulation
    Cued Articulation
    • Price: £26.50 

    Paperback covering consonants and vowels with colourful demonstrative images, by Jane Passy.

    By Jane Passy.

    ISBN 978-0-86431-846-6

    This paperback book of 88 pages, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) combines and updates both the original Cued Articulation and Cued Vowel books and covers consonants and vowels with colourful demonstrative images and full colour coding throughout.

    49 hand signs represent the manner, placing and voicing of consonants which are colour coded to give and extra visual clue in written work. 23 signs show the length, fronting and lip-rounding of vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs. The signs are logical and are based on linguistic theory.

  • Cued Articulation Cards
    Cued Articulation Cards
    • Price: £29.95 

    45 laminated cards illustrating both consonants and vowels, by Jane Passy.

    By Jane Passy.

    ISBN 978-0-864319-918-0

    45 laminated cards illustrate both consonants and vowels as used in the English Language. An invaluable resource for the growing number of parents and teachers who find Cued Articulation such a practical resource for people with a wide range of communication difficulties.

  • Cued Articulation Chart
    Cued Articulation Chart
    • Price: £34.50 

    A2 laminated charts illustrating the hand signs for all the consonants, by Jane Passy.

    By Jane Passy.

    ISBN 978-0-86431-934-0

    Each poster consists of two A2 laminated charts illustrating the hand signs for all the consonants. These greatly facilitate the teaching of this popular system and it is recommended that these are used in conjunction with the Cued Articulation book.

  • Cued Articulation DVD
    Cued Articulation DVD
    • Price: £52.50 

    Interactive DVD covering consonants and vowels, by Jane Passy.

    By Jane Passy.

    ISBN 978-0-86431-918-0

    This new interactive DVD, produced by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), allows users to gain first-hand experience of each of the hand cues used in Cued Articulation.The clips are suitable for use with whiteboards as well as personal computers (both MAC and PC).

  • Cued Vowel Chart
    Cued Vowel Chart
    • Price: £34.50 

    A2 laminated charts illustrating the hand signs for all the vowels, by Jane Passy.

    By Jane Passy.

    ISBN 980-0-86431-942-5

    Each poster consists of two A2 laminated charts illustrating the hand signs of all the vowels. These greatly facilitate the teaching of this popular system and it is recommended that these are used in conjunction with the Cued Articulation book.

  • Funological Awareness
    Funological Awareness
    • Price: £29.95 
    An A4 photocopyable book that with games, activity cards and support pages to make phonological awareness fun for all children.

    by Sadie Lewis.

    Make phonological awareness fun for all children.

    An A4 photocopyable book that provides games, activity cards and support pages.

    Photocopy two A4 pages to make an A3 board game. A choice of 5 games provides flexible programs for all ability levels, e.g. lilly pads, deep sea diving.

    The games feature Star Prize activity cards to practise: Syllable Segmentation, Initial Sound, Rhyme, Final Sounds. All based around a semantic group, e.g. Seaside, Animals.

    Games can be given to the child for follow up work at home or school with guidance pages for adult support.