Achieving Speech and Language Targets

A Resource for Individual Education Planning

Author: Catherine Delamain

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 280

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"Achieving Speech & Language Targets" is a practical resource book for Special Needs Coordinators (SENCOs), teachers, teaching assistants and speech & language therapists who are working with children who have significant language delay and who are in their first year at school. Checklists provide professionals with a shared reference from which both broad special needs areas and specific speech and language targets can be identified. The authors emphasise the crucial role of play in language development and the book offers more than 200 games and activities to help children achieve their targets for each stage using a simple, structured layout. The book offers: advice on how to draw up effective Individual Education Plans (IEPs); checklists which enable the user to identify a child's problems in the areas of: understanding language; using spoken language; and, developing speech sounds; a wide range of games, songs and rhymes to help children achieve specific targets; teaching ideas & targets, key vocabulary lists, and activity areas for each stage; a resources section containing photocopiable activity sheets; games & rhymes; a booklist; techniques used by speech & language therapists to encourage understanding and use of language; and, a dictionary of terms that refer to speech & language. This is an essential tool for busy teaching staff. Many of the activities can take place in the context of the everyday curriculum and include a range of play opportunities designed to make learning interesting and dynamic. Almost all activities can be carried out using equipment that is readily available in early years' classrooms.

Who's Afraid of AAC?

The UK Guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Author: Alison Battye

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 695

Who's Afraid of AAC? is a clear and concise guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in the UK and will be an essential resource for all Speech and Language Therapists, educators, parents and carers supporting children with non-verbal communication. This book sets out to demystify AAC by demonstrating that you already have the skills necessary to use AAC successfully. Key features include: an overview of the different types of AAC analysis of the best available approaches tools to give you the context you need to make specific recommendations and choices thorough sections on different settings including Home, Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools so that guidance is relevant to individual needs numerous practical examples, templates and activities to help you implement AAC in all settings summaries of recent research and hot topics including eye-gaze technology, using AAC in exams, and internet safety so that you have the most up-to-date guidance at your fingertips. Created by a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in AAC training for therapists, educators, and individuals with communication needs, as well as parents and carers, this is the only book of its kind written for a UK audience.

Early Literacy Skills

Practical Ideas and Activities

Author: Katharine Bodle

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 636

A valuable resource for professionals working with pre-school children, or with older children lacking basic literacy skills, this book provides practical photocopiable activities to develop the early skills required for success with literacy. Includes: rhyming activities; alphabet activities; phonological awareness; writing and handwriting; and reading. Each section is structured so that children can build up their knowledge and skills. Developed within the classroom, these ideas and activities can be used with a range of children in whole class, group and individual situations both at home and in pre-school settings. Designed to help children showing early signs of dyslexia or a specific learning difficulty, these activities will also benefit older children who lack a foundation of early literacy skills. It is invaluable for teachers, learning support assistants, nursery workers, parents and carers.

Developing Early Literacy Skills

Practical Ideas and Activities

Author: Katharine Bodle

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 388

A valuable resource for professionals working with pre-school children, or with older children lacking basic literacy skills, this book provides practical photocopiable activities to develop the early skills required for success with literacy. Includes: rhyming activities; alphabet activities; phonological awareness; writing and handwriting; and reading. Each section is structured so that children can build up their knowledge and skills. Developed within the classroom, these ideas and activities can be used with a range of children in whole class, group and individual situations both at home and in pre-school settings. Designed to help children showing early signs of dyslexia or a specific learning difficulty, these activities will also benefit older children who lack a foundation of early literacy skills. This updated edition reflects changes in legislation, and includes refreshed word lists and new subject areas, such as visual perception, fine and gross motor skills. It is invaluable for teachers, learning support assistants, nursery workers, parents and carers.

Transformative Assessment in Action

An Inside Look at Applying the Process

Author: W. James Popham

Publisher: ASCD

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Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 700

In this follow-up to the best-selling Transformative Assessment, W. James Popham takes you inside the classrooms—and inside the heads—of teachers who are using the formative assessment process to improve student learning. Instead of providing yet another collection of data-gathering techniques, Popham focuses on the real challenge of formative assessment: the decisions involved in its planning and implementation. When does it make the most sense to gather assessment data for the purpose of adjusting teaching and learning? What are the various ways in which the formative assessment process can be applied? How much and what kinds of preparation does formative assessment require? How does it fit into existing unit and lesson plans? How does it fit into preparation for high-stakes testing? And how can teachers best ensure that their formative assessment efforts will really make a difference? According to the author, until the formative assessment process is used in every classroom, students will not be taught as well as they could be—as well as they should be. This book, which includes chapter-specific reflection questions perfect for professional learning communities, provides the practical guidance and models you need to turn “formative assessment talk” into “formative assessment action.”

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Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Tools for Transition in Early Childhood

A Step-by-step Guide for Agencies, Teachers, & Families

Author: Beth S. Rous

Publisher: Brookes Pub

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Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 957

"Case examples and sample forms in each chapter make the strategies easy to implement, and sample letters and more than 2 dozen photocopiable forms ensure that every phase of the planning process is easier. An essential guidebook for program directors, administrators, and all of their staff members, this book will help programs coordinate their services and plan successful transitions that support young children's school readiness."--BOOK JACKET.