Talking About is a series that focuses on 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, Talking About School, depicts a range of challenging social and educational situations for the younger, or less mature, age group (Foundation Stage 2 to Key Stage 1). The materials are ideal for small-group work, although they can be easily adapted to one-to-one settings, and they are suitable for pupils who have semantic pragmatic disorder (SPD) or an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).
Children discuss a large picture which shows a situation relevant to their experiences at school. Examples: a child who has no-one to play with; older children ask a child to do something naughty.
Four pictures showing different solutions are shown to the group. Some are appropriate, some inappropriate.
Ideal for group discussion particularly, with children having semantic pragmatic difficulties.
Aims: Developing situational understanding and verbal reasoning skills; taking differing views into account; to giving reasons for opinions and actions.
Age Range: 5yrs. – 7yrs.+, Reception – KS1+.
Curriculum Targets: P scales; Speaking, Listening, Learning. KS1/KS2 English/ PSHE.
Format: PDF file, download, 20Mb or on CD, 24 pages. 10 large colour pictures, 40 small colour pictures, 13 pages of instructions and question sheets, plus 20 pages of line drawn duplicate pictures.