Category Archive: Preschool resources

Tip of the Month – October 2017: Emergent Literacy

Emergent Literacy   Predictable Chart Writing – writing WITH students.   Engaging some students in reading and writing can be difficult.  Linking to students’ personal experiences and  personalising books to individual students, or groups of students, can assist with motivation to read.  By incorporating pictures and text that relate directly to students, their interests and …

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Tip of the Month January 2017: Co-Scripting ideas for children

Active learning is vital for students with complex communication needs. If a child is a passive learner, no neurological pathways are being laid down so limited or no learning is being achieved. Often we spend a lot of time asking these children constant YES/NO questions in a testing context. Also we are sometimes not sure …

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Tip of the Month – December 2016 – Christmas

Tips for talking about Christmas by Fern Jones (SLT) It is that time of year where conversations turn to all things Christmassey! Here are some ways you can join in with all the Christmas festivities with your communication systems. Happy holidays! Help me write my Christmas list or a letter to Santa Even if writing …

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Tip of the Month November 2016: Switch Skills Progression

This Tip of the Month follows on from a previous post about Early Single Switch skills. When the person you are working with is able to activate a single switch in multiple locations (within their scope of physical movements), you can begin to teach the use of two switches for two different functions. The purpose …

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AAC Bootcamp by Lauren Enders

This is a poster that we use a lot! It has lots of information for raising AAC awareness, and lets communication partners know how to get their AAC users communicating! The full poster can be found on the link below. AAC BOOT CAMP SHEET 4a The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Paula ShennanSpeech Language Therapist at The Talklin

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Incredibox resources

Incredibox is a great website that allows the creative side to come out in everyone. You are in control of the music, choose the order and make some great tunes! You are able to record the videos and share them, we would love to see what you come up with! This is  agreat activity to …

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August 2015 Tip of the Month – Social Stories

Social Stories. For some people, it is difficult to understand rules for social interactions, to deal with change or to understand activities with many steps. Social Stories can support people with these difficulties.

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Tip of the Month May 2015 – Apps for sharing and schedules

  As the iPad app world continues to grow and develop, we thought it was time to have a look at some apps that are useful for sharing photos and videos and for visual schedules. The apps listed below are a small selection of the many that are available on the Apple App store.  These …

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