The ability to tell stories is a central component of everyday communication. An effective storyteller conveys meaning to a listener, clearly and precisely. We tell stories to one another when we talk about what happened at school, on holiday or at home, or when recounting recent events from our favourite soap opera on TV. However, the ability to construct age-appropriate narratives is a skill that some children find difficult to master. The development of a therapy approach that uses a highly structured framework to create narratives has proved effective and enjoyable for many children. To find out more about our resources to support narrative visit https://www.blacksheeppress.co.uk/?s=narrative&post_type=product
Shocking report on the postcode lottery for speech and language therapy services. England's Children's Commissioner says that in the top 25% of areas, at least £291.65 a year is spent on children needing speech and language therapy. In the lowest quarter that drops to £30.94 or less.
We thought it would be interesting to share this article that Helen found on BBC news on the topic of selective mutism, which affects around one in 140 children. The article discusses the experiences of a girl named Red, who has been selectively mute when speaking to strangers and family members since she started in nursery.
For practitioners using iPads the Talking About Secondary Resource App is ideal for children who are about to move to Secondary School, or who have transferred and are struggling with the transition. A bargain at only £9.99. Find out more at http://bit.ly/TASS-IPad
Our most recent publication which is proving to be a favourite with customers is Secondary School Readiness
This pack provides a set of materials that will help students before and during their move to secondary school. Using the resources will provide many discussion points, and opportunities for supporting the students’ varied concerns regarding their transition. Read more http://bit.ly/SSRead
This week we want to share with you resources suitable for children transitioning to secondary school.
Starting with: Talking About Secondary School
This pack is for children who are about to move to Secondary School, or who have transferred and are struggling with the transition.
School exclusion can be a life changing experience for many children. This is moving story about Tommy who has been excluded from nine schools. A story of rejection, frustration and hope. Definitely worth a listen
Very excited about meeting attendees #NAPLIC19. We are looking forward to letting you know about all our great new resources and ideas we have for the future. We also have a lovely freebie resource to give away and a £50 prize draw for some of our resources.