Resources for professionals
Afasic has a range of resources aimed at professionals in teaching, speech and language therapy, youth work, social work or anyone involved with children who have speech, language and communication needs.
Cheeky Chatter – Students at Hetton School Present Their Own Training Film!
We hope you have read the leaflet that the super students at Hetton School produced –‘Speech and Language Difficulties and How Teachers Can Help in the Classroom’. Based on their leaflet, the students went on to design and deliver a training course to groups of trainee teachers from Sunderland University.
They didn’t stop there! Now you can watch their own training film. This is a ‘must’ for everyone – teachers, therapists, parents and other young people. We can all learn from these young students.
What is it like for a young person with Speech and Language Difficulties in the classroom?
The students in the language provision at Hetton School have produced their own information leaflet to help their teachers understand, as well as suggesting ways in which they can support their learning. Afasic encourages everyone working in education settings to read this leaflet. Other young people with speech and language difficulties might like to tell their teachers and their parents and carers about this leaflet.
Speech and Language Difficulties and How Teachers Can Help in the Classroom (135.6 KiB, 1,683 hits)
Afasic Abstract (free download)
For the most recent edition and previous editions, see the Afasic Abstract page.
Listening to Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs – £19.99 + P&P
(£1.50 of the book sale will go to Afasic)
Sue Roulstone and Sharynne McLeod (Editors)
Contributions from Linda Lascelles, Clare Davies-Jones and Abigail Beverly
The importance of listening to children and young people has received considerable attention in the literature, but little has been written about the particular challenges of listening to those with speech, language and communication needs. Includes insights from researchers, speech and language therapists, social workers, psychologists, teachers, advocates, and parents.
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Review - RCSLT Bulletin (66.7 KiB, 573 hits)
Is Your School a Communication Friendly School? – £5.00
A resource for mainstream schools – aimed at all school staff. Whilst information is specifically targeted at those children who have SLCI, many of the ideas will benefit the whole school community. This booklet is designed to provide a basic understanding of SLCI with practial tips and strategies that will support pupils with SLCI in the school environment, both inside and outside the classroom.
An Indicators Checklist (for non-specialist staff) – £5.00
This publication is aimed at youth workers, social workers, leisure workers, mainstream teachers/assistants, staff working in the youth justice system, who are in regular contact with children and young people.
The checklist includes:
What is speech and language?
Models of language development
Checklist 1 – signs and symptoms
Checklist 2 – possible behaviours and how to support
References and further reading
Transfer to Secondary School: Moving on Moving up – £5.00
The aim of this new pack from Afasic England is to help families and schools support pupils with speech, language and communication impairments as they transfer from primary to secondary education.
The pack is designed for all pupils and includes a Pupil Profile Form for children with additional learning needs including speech, language and communication needs.
The pack was first produced by the London Borough of Redbridge with the original pack receiving a national Leading Aspect Award for multi-agency working to promote positive links between parents and schools.
‘Watch Your Language’ – £17.00
A Staff Development Resource Pack
A resource pack for staff working with young people 11+ in youth and leisure services.
This training pack has been developed to enable individuals and organisations working with young people to gain an understanding of what speech, language and communication impairments (SLCI) are, and to provide guidance to ensure both best and inclusive practice.
The pack includes a DVD, activity cards and case studies.
Including Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties in Secondary School – £12.50
The publication comprises two parts. Part A is available a a hard copy, and the CD which accompanies the publication contains both parts A and B. Part A is intended for subject teachers and learning support assistants in secondary schools. Part B, only available on the CD, provides a set of related materials for use by specialists delivering training within dedicated CPD time for groups of teachers in secondary schools.
How to identify and support children with speech & language difficulties – £12.00
(Incorporates the Afasic Checklists for children aged 4-10)
Jane Speake offers a straightforward guide to identifying the primary school children affected with SLCN and a wealth of practical advice on support. The Afasic Checklists are easy to use tests for use by the non-specialist teacher to help spot a child with difficulties and show what signs to look out for.
(published by LDA)
Creating Learning and Communication-Friendly Environments for Young People – 75p
10 tips for colleges, employers and agencies working with young people who have communication difficulties. Written by Maggie Johnson.
Understanding Developmental Language Disorders
Edited by Courtney Frazier Norbury, J Bruce Tomblin and Dorothy V M Bishop
The chapters in this book, which arose from the 4th Afasic International Symposium, represent the cutting edge in research and practice in the field of developmental language disorders.
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