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Language Builders series

Adeiladwyr Iaith

Adeiladwyr Iaith

£ 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

£ 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

£ 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

£ 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

£ 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.

Communication Builders for AAC

Communication Builders for AAC

£ 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 Builders for Complex Needs

Communication Builders for Complex Needs

£ 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.

Communication 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.

Early Language Builders

Early Language Builders

£ 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

Language Builders

Language Builders

£ 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

£ 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 Hearing Difficulties

Language Builders for Hearing Difficulties

£ 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

£ 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.