‘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/
Post describing what Pathological Demand Avoidance type of autism is, how it fits in with other spectrum conditions, why typical parenting strategies don't work and why PDA is different to general demand avoidance View post
Two Researchers in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) receive Presidential Award - Adlof’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between oral and written language development and on the identification and treatment of language and reading disorders to promote positive outcomes. The goal of Stepp’s research is to use engineering tools to improve the assessment and treatment of voice and speech disorders.
One of the biggest challenges us dyslexics face is how people perceive us from our writing and typing – especially now that we often tap away on our phones more than we talk face to face. Image from Virgin.com When I was at school I was often labelled lazy and dumb because I struggled to k... View post
For those children finishing primary school today and moving to secondary it can be a daunting time. To support children in their first few weeks of secondary school or to prepare them for the move we recommend the Black Sheep Press resource Talking About Secondary School, which is available as a download and an iPad App, find out more at: https://bit.ly/TalkingAbout-SecondarySchool-PDF
To get ready for those children transitioning next year check out our new Secondary Readiness Pack https://bit.ly/SSRead
We are very excited to introduce you to our new pack: Synonyms and Antonyms. An addition to our extensive range of packs which deal with semantic language skills which aims to develop understanding and use of synonyms and antonyms in children aged 6 – 9+ years.
Synonym is a word having the same, or nearly the same meaning as another. Example: big/huge/enormous.
Antonym is a word having the opposite meaning to another. Examples: fast/slow; big/little; hot/cold.
Find out more: https://bit.ly/Synonyms-Antonyms
Before you pack your suitcase for the summer break let Black Sheep Press get you in the mood with a FREE Summer Semantics pack. Download your free resource by entering FB3FREE when you place the item in your basket.
Excellent article about the need to develop a focused approach in order to uncover difficulties with language development in primary school. ‘Thought to affect two children in every class of 30 starting primary school … DLD often goes unidentified or misinterpreted as behavioural problems, largely due to the fact that DLD can manifest itself in poor behaviour.'
The Pupil Language Profile from Black Sheep Press is a screening measure which will enable teachers and therapists to obtain information on a child’s level of language function. It is a structured and easy to administer method of gathering information on a child’s language development, which can be used to inform the referral process, identify pupils who require more careful monitoring, and track progress. Currently on offer at £29.00 (regular price £38.00) https://www.blacksheeppress.co.uk/product/pupil-language-profile-screening-measure/