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Resources to help children maximise their communication and learning in fun, motivating ways!
Conversation Starters - Conversation Skills - Questions to initiate
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Conversation Starters - Conversation Skills - Questions to initiate

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This Conversation Starter cards resource helps students start to develop social communication skills in initiating and starting conversations. The conversation prompts cover a range of question types across different themes. They aim to be a fun way to help students build relationships with others and learn how to navigate a conversation in a confident way. What is in the resource: 120 questions (15 per slide - cards are portable and easy to hold) Question types include - do you…? what, who, and where. Themes are likes/ dislikes, feelings, family, toys and daily routines. The conversation starter question cards are in colour/ color and black & white.
Nursery Rhymes Choice Board - Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Picture Boards
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Nursery Rhymes Choice Board - Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Picture Boards

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Nursery Rhymes Choice Board, Lyrics and Picture Boards with pictures of core vocabulary in the Nursery Rhymes theme - perfect for supporting language development in a fun way! This Nursery Rhymes Pack can help to develop children’s language and communication skills: choice making vocabulary turn-taking attention, listening and participation phonological awareness The Nursery Rhymes Pack contains: Lyrics for eight songs A5 size Rhyme choice board Nursery Rhyme picture backgrounds with pictures of key vocabulary to place on the boards. Strategies and activity ideas to support language and communication. The resource is ideal for use in Nursery, Pre-school and Early Intervention settings, as well as Special Education and Additional Support Needs Classrooms.
Conversation Skills - Conversation is like a Football game - Thinking Socially
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Conversation Skills - Conversation is like a Football game - Thinking Socially

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Help your students learn that conversations are reciprocal and that there are certain rules people follow to achieve a back and forth interaction. It functions to set the scene for future learning about social awareness, understanding and use of language. The analogy of conversation is like a football game, aims to encourage children to think about conversation: initiating, keeping a conversation going and ending a conversation. What is in this resource: An eight-page A5 book, linking football to having a conversation. A visual representation of conversation using a football pitch and players. The book covers: starting a conversation; staying on topic; taking turns; and ending a conversation.
Animal Category Sorting - Cut & Glue - Vocabulary Builder
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Animal Category Sorting - Cut & Glue - Vocabulary Builder

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Sort animals into categories in this motivating cut and glue (low print) activity. A go-to resource when building a child’s vocabulary. Category knowledge is an important foundation and sorting can help a child develop an understanding that categories can be broken down into subcategories too. This animal category sorting resource includes: ✔ Farm animals and Sea animals ✔ Wild animals/ Zoo and Sea animals ✔ Wild animals and Insects ✔ Birds and Insects ✔ Forest animals and Pets ✔ Pets and Farm animals All animal sets have 12 pictures, with words and without words. The resource also contains: ✔ Definition frames to promote learning of category ✔ Suggestions for Use ✔ Blank grid to use for glueing. This is a motivating activity for children with speech, language and communication needs and those with special educational needs.
Category Sorting Farm Animals & Pets - Stick on Backgrounds
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Category Sorting Farm Animals & Pets - Stick on Backgrounds

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Sort animals category into their subcategories of farm animals and pets for this activity. This resource aims to provide lots of modelling opportunities for vocabulary within the set category: Farm and Pets. It includes the following: ✔ Background scenes of a farm and a home. ✔ Coloured (colored) farm animals and pets. ✔ Greyscale (grayscale) scenes with greyscale farm animals and pets. ✔ Coloured (colored) background with coloured (colored) farm animals and pets. This resource works well for sorting, classifying, listen and find and naming tasks for Speech Therapy, Early Years/ Kindergarten or Special Education.
Anticipation & Lullaby Songs Choice Board - Song Lyrics & Picture Boards
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Anticipation & Lullaby Songs Choice Board - Song Lyrics & Picture Boards

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Anticipation and Lullaby Songs Choice Board, Lyrics and Picture Boards with pictures of core vocabulary - perfect for developing joint attention and helping children learn the words of early songs! This Anticipation and Lullaby Songs Pack can help to develop children’s language and communication skills: choice making vocabulary turn-taking attention, listening and participation phonological awareness The Anticipation and Lullaby Song Pack contains: Lyrics for eight songs A5 size Choice board Song picture backgrounds with pictures of key vocabulary to place on the boards. Strategies and activity ideas to support language and communication. The resource is ideal for use in Nursery, Pre-school and Early Intervention settings, as well as Special Education and Additional Support Needs Classrooms.
Number Songs Choice Board - Number Song Lyrics & Picture Boards
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Number Songs Choice Board - Number Song Lyrics & Picture Boards

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Number Songs Choice Board, Lyrics and Picture Boards with pictures of core vocabulary in the Number Songs theme - perfect for helping children learn numbers 1 - 5, as well as developing a range of vocabulary! This Number Songs Pack can help to develop children’s language and communication skills: choice making vocabulary turn-taking attention, listening and participation phonological awareness number knowledge The Number Song Pack contains: Lyrics for eight songs A5 size Choice board Number Song picture backgrounds with pictures of key vocabulary to place on the boards. Strategies and activity ideas to support language and communication. The resource is ideal for use in Nursery, Pre-school and Early Intervention settings, as well as Special Education and Additional Support Needs Classrooms.
Colourful Semantics Pack - Subject Verb
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Colourful Semantics Pack - Subject Verb

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Colourful Semantics is an effective and fun approach to support children to understand the individual components of a sentence and improve their ability to produce sentences. What are the benefits of using this approach? ✔ Expands range and specificity of verbs ✔ Increases mean length of utterance as well as the progression of sentence types from simple to complex with appropriate word order ✔ Develops questions comprehension and ability to answer questions ✔ Promotes understanding and expression of word classes and their grammatical positioning (nouns, prepositions and adjectives). What is included in this Colourful Semantics (Subject-Verb) foundation pack? ✔ Introduction to Colourful Semantics ✔ Visual template of structure (Subject-Verb) – who (orange) and what doing? (yellow). ✔ Orange grid template for Subject pictures and Yellow grid template for Verb pictures. ✔ 24 pictures of Subjects – family and animals – with words and without words. ✔ 24 pictures of (Intransitive) Verbs – with words and without words. ✔Grid slides for Subjects and Verbs which are editable so that wording of pictures can be changed to suit use. ✔ Checklist of (Intransitive) Verbs and Subjects.
FREE Category Naming prompts - Divergent Naming - Vocabulary Booster
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FREE Category Naming prompts - Divergent Naming - Vocabulary Booster

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Free sample of the Divergent Naming using Categories resource containing: ✔ A brief introduction about the importance of helping children develop divergent naming skills. ✔ 3 pages totalling 18 prompts within black outlined stars. The star prompts are random and range from vehicles, animals, drinks, food etc. (The paid resource has both themed pages as well as random prompts in pages). Once children have engaged in each prompt, they can paint, stick stickers on the pictures or squash play dough on the pictures. This activity works in 1:1 sessions and also in small groups. The sheets are perfect for warm-up activities but also as the primary therapy focus of learning sessions to build vocabulary.
Food Category Sorting - Cut and Glue - Vocabulary Builder
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Food Category Sorting - Cut and Glue - Vocabulary Builder

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Sort food into categories in this motivating cut and glue (low print) activity. A go-to resource when building a child’s vocabulary. Category knowledge is an important foundation and sorting can help a child develop an understanding that categories can be broken down into subcategories too. This food category sorting resource includes: ✔ Fruit and Vegetables ✔ Fruit and Dairy ✔ Meat and Vegetables ✔ Bakery and Meat ✔ Dairy and Bakery ✔ Hot Food and Cold Food All food sets have pictures, with words and without words. The resource also contains: ✔ Definition frames to promote learning of category ✔ Suggestions for Use ✔ Blank grid to use for glueing ✔ A4 and A5 sheets for glueing. This is a fun, motivating and effective activity for children with speech, language and communication needs and special educational needs.
Object Function to Build Verbs
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Object Function to Build Verbs

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This resource not only helps students learn object function, it also builds verb knowledge and expression. Children will enjoy making up the clear, bright two-piece puzzles, and there are also black and white pictures to cut and glue into matching object and verb pairs. What is in the resource? Eighteen two-piece object function pairs (object linked to the verb). Black and white grids containing 12 objects with matching verbs. Checklists to monitor as object function is introduced for learning, and also to gain insight into a student’s current abilities in understanding and expressing object function. A fun, motivating and effective resource to help children with speech, language and communication needs and special educational needs expand their knowledge and use of verbs.
Category Sorting Transport/ Vehicles - Stick on Backgrounds
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Category Sorting Transport/ Vehicles - Stick on Backgrounds

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Sort transport category into the subcategories of road, sea, sky and path/ track for this activity. This resource aims to provide lots of modelling opportunities for vocabulary within the set category: Transport/ Vehicles. It includes the following: ✔ Background scenes of a garage and a road/ water/ sky/ train track. ✔ Coloured vehicles. ✔ Greyscale scene with greyscale vehicles. ✔ Coloured background with coloured vehicle pictures. This resource works well for sorting, classifying, listen and find and naming tasks for Speech Therapy, Early Years/ Kindergarten or Special Education.
Category Sorting Zoo Animals & Insects - Stick on Backgrounds
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Category Sorting Zoo Animals & Insects - Stick on Backgrounds

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Sort zoo/ wild animals and insects into their subcategories for this activity. This resource aims to provide lots of modelling opportunities for vocabulary within set categories: Insects and Zoo/Wild Animals. It includes the following: ✔ Background scenes of a garden (2 options) and a zoo and wilderness scenery. ✔ Coloured animals: insects and zoo/ wild animals. ✔Greyscale (grayscale) scene with greyscale (gray) and also black and white animals: insects and zoo/ wild. ✔ Coloured (colored) background with coloured (colored) animal pictures. This resource works well for sorting, classifying, listen and find and naming tasks for Speech Therapy, Early Years/ Kindergarten or Special Education.
Category Sorting BUNDLE - Farm, Zoo, Forest Animals, Insects, Pets & Transport
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Category Sorting BUNDLE - Farm, Zoo, Forest Animals, Insects, Pets & Transport

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Bundle of category sorting coloured (colored) and greyscale (grayscale) resources: ✔ Farm animals and pets ✔ Insects and zoo/ wild animals ✔ Forest animals and sea animals ✔ Transport/ vehicles - road, sky, sea and path/ track. This BUNDLE is perfect to support vocabulary development in the areas of categorisation, listen and find, and word naming. These resources are particularly suited for speech therapy, special education and topic work.
Category Sorting Forest and Sea Animals  - Stick on Backgrounds - Speech Therapy
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Category Sorting Forest and Sea Animals - Stick on Backgrounds - Speech Therapy

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Sort animals category into their subcategories of forest animals and zoo animals in this activity. This category resource includes the following: ✔ Background scenes of a forest and an ocean/ sea. ✔ Coloured animals: forest and ocean/ sea animals. ✔ Greyscale (grayscale) scene with animals: forest and ocean/ sea. ✔ Coloured background with coloured animal pictures. This resource works well for sorting, classifying, listen and find and naming tasks for Speech Therapy, Early Years/ Kindergarten or Special Education.
Colourful Semantics Pack - Subject Verb Object
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Colourful Semantics Pack - Subject Verb Object

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Colourful Semantics is an effective and fun approach to support children understand the individual components of a sentence and improve their ability to produce sentences. What are the benefits of using this approach? ✔ Expands range and specificity of verbs ✔ Increases mean length of utterance as well as the progression of sentence types from simple to complex with appropriate word order ✔ Develops questions comprehension and ability to answer questions ✔ Promotes understanding and expression of word classes and their grammatical positioning (nouns, prepositions and adjectives). What is included in this Colourful Semantics (Subject-Verb-Object) foundation pack? ✔ Introduction to Colourful Semantics ✔ Visual template of structure (Subject-Verb-Object) – who (orange), what doing? (yellow) and what (green) ✔ Orange grid template for Subject pictures, yellow grid template for Verb pictures, and a green grid for Object pictures ✔ 24 pictures of Subjects – family and occupations– with words and without words. ✔ 24 pictures of (Transitive) Verbs – with words and without words ✔ 24 pictures of Objects - with words and without words ✔Grid slides for Subject, Verb and Object pictures which are editable so that wording of pictures can be changed to suit use ✔ Checklist of (Transitive) Verbs, Subjects and Objects.