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Talking About is a series aimed at developing situational understanding and verbal reasoning skills in children. Each pack focuses on a different aspect of the child’s life. The idea originated from Educational Psychologist Marion Nash and has been developed by Helen Rippon, SLT.
This pack is for children who are about to move to Secondary School, or who have transferred and are struggling with the transition. Children discuss a large picture which shows a situation relevant to their experiences at school. 14 large pictures illustrate situations which may worry children. Each scenario has four associated pictures which provide appropriate – and some inappropriate solutions. e.g. having showers after P.E.; Mixing with older children at the bus stop.
The pack has two sets of pictures. A colour/black and white set in a style appropriate for older children and a set of black and white pictures for younger children, see sample.
Aims: Developing situational understanding and verbal reasoning skills ;taking differing views into account; to giving reasons for opinions and actions.
Curriculum Targets: Speaking, Listening, Learning. KS2 English/PSHE.
Format: PDF file available as a download, 37 MB or onCD. Colour and B&W alternative pictures and instructions, 89 pages.