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This resource was designed by Catherine Redmayne who practised as a Speech and Language Therapist with preschool and primary age children for many years. She became very interested in the work of Marion Blank and the experimental version of the PLAI based on that work (Preschool Language Assessment Instrument by Blank, Rose & Berlin). Using the PLAI highlighted the fact that many children with delayed or impaired language skills did not select relevant picture details that helped them to ‘know’ things. The idea for Mr Goodguess was born.
This set of worksheets help children in the development of crucial inferencing skills. Activities relate to five specific areas: At Home, Out and About, Outings and Events, Emotions and Expressions and Useful Things.
Use in the classroom, small group sessions or therapy sessions. Each section includes additional homework or reinforcement exercises. The homework activity sheets are self-contained, they have instructions and are therefore useful for TAs/parents/carers.
Aims: To promote the use of visual clues and develop inferencing skills.
Designed to help children who are having specific difficulty acquiring the language skills needed for communication at home and school.
Age Range: 6yrs. – 11yrs. KS1 – KS2.
Curriculum Targets: KS1/KS2 English, P scales; The backup exercises could support work in the areas of Speaking and Listening.
Format: PDF file, 118 page pack comprised of 12 pages of instructions and 53 colour pages of varied and fun activities and black and white duplicate pictures, available as a download 63MB and on CD.