Completely revised and updated in light of the new SEND 2014 Code of Practice, this new edition describes the different types of difficulties experienced by pupils with speech, language and communication needs. It will help teachers and other professionals to feel more confident by providing expert guidance and practical strategies, and as a professional development tool, will also encourage outstanding practice by suggesting ideas and materials for in-house training sessions. The wide-ranging and accessible chapters explore topics including:
Comprehension of language
Activities for circle time
Working with parents
Featuring useful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources, this practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice and tried-and-tested strategies for identifying children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, ensuring they have the support they need to make exceptional progress.
Cathy Allenby - Teacher in the Language Unit of the Adult, Children and Family Services, Hull City Council, UK Judith Fearon-Wilson - Teacher in the Language Unit of the Adult, Children and Family Services, Hull City Council, UK Sally Merrison - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, UK Elizabeth Morling - Series Editor, SEN Consultant and former Head of the Education Service for Physical Disability, Hull City Council, UK
Foreword Introduction 1. Attention, listening and memory skills 2. Listening skills 3. Phonological awareness 4. Comprehension of language 5. Expressive language (spoken) 6. Social communication difficulties in children 7. The development of speech 8. Working with Parents Glossary Resources Appendix: Good listening rules