A great article by Michael Rosen. 'As a new school year begins, it’s time for a rethink'
'It’s about time the arts had a guaranteed place in schools and the way they enhance students’ lives was properly recognised.'
Many UK schools return after the summer break this week. For those of us who make annual resolutions during the six week break, September is a time to mobilise.
Get ahead of the flock and make sure you have BSP ‘must-haves’ at hand.
We have resources for speech and language for all ages, including speech sound phonics, assessments, managing behaviour, listening and attention, feelings, emotions and narrative.
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We're very excited to let you know about a review by the 'Informed SLP'.
They have looked at research which uses the The Squirrel Story and Narrative Comprehension Assessment to test narrative listening comprehension.
'An affordable and quick assessment that measures narrative listening comprehension AND inferencing in preschoolers'
The test is available both as a hard copy and iPad App
To find out more about The Squirrel Story Assessment check out http://bit.ly/Squirrelstoryhardcopy
To read the Preschool & School-Age review: https://www.theinformedslpmembers.com/…/how-do-we-test-narr…
Of this research: https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2019.1604803
This month's edition of the Bulletin, the RCSLT's official magazine contained an excellent ‘Ask The Experts’ pull out section focussed on child speech sound disorder. All the contributors are well known and respected academics, and the articles were both interesting and pertinent to the practice of most paediatric SLTs.
The article contributed by Dr Helen Stringer and Dr Jane Speake clearly defined the intensity of input required to effect change. For example: 2,400 practice items over 40 sessions or 20 hours; 20 target words repeated in three activities i.e. 60 times in a 30 minute session; and at least three practice sessions per week.
Busy therapists, carrying heavy caseloads, are not only planning their own therapy sessions, but are also expected to provide support materials for parents and education staff for practice over the following week.
Black Sheep Press can come to the rescue! All our speech sound resources provide illustrated activities which will go a long way to achieving the correct 'dose' of therapy.
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Many children and adults struggle to follow multi-step instructions.
Working Memory (WIP8) is a pack of resources for children at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 is designed to encourage the child to use their working memory skills, and also includes suggestions to extend these skills in the classroom setting.
Most of the activities are in worksheet format, but additional pictures are provided to enable the user to extend the activities if further repetition is required.
Although the pack is designed to target working memory, teachers and therapists may also find the activities useful for pupils who have attention and listening difficulties.
Find out more: https://www.blacksheeppress.co.uk/product/developing-auditory-and-verbal-memory-skills/
‘The ability to follow instructions is a big advantage. It helps to carry out learning activities and to succeed in tests. ‘
‘Many children and adults struggle to follow multi-step instructions, including many people with developmental language disorders.’
For those of you getting ready for the start of the new term, don't forget our bundles. These include a selection of essentials for supporting vocabulary, grammar, speech sounds and emotions, all at reduced prices. Find out more at https://www.blacksheeppress.co.uk/offers/