Children's Speech and Language Therapy Resources

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Please click on the tabs below for work sheets and additional resources. 

Parent Activities at Home

Speech Sounds

These are games to help children hear the difference between speech sounds.

Download a guide to playing the games here: Speech discrimination games.pdf [pdf] 207KB

Below you can watch some of the children we work with showing you how to play the games:

 

 

 

Phonics

These activities will support the phonics work you get from your child's school and are fun ways to work on reading and spelling without needing a pen and pencil!

Compound words.pdf [pdf] 233KB

 

caterpillar.pdf [pdf] 97KB

Vowels.pdf [pdf] 265KB

letters and vowels.pdf [pdf] 182KB

 

Where in the word.pdf [pdf] 267KB

 

Barrier Activities

Barrier games are a great way to get children talking and help them to understand what information they need to include so you understand. Even better you can use your own toys to play!  Here are some ideas using Duplo/Lego and Mr Potato Head!

Download pictures here: Duplo barrier.pdf[pdf] 367KB

and instructions for playing the duplo barrier game here Duplo instructions.pdf [pdf] 317KB

Mr Potato Head Barrier game.pdf[pdf] 281KB

 

Rhyme

Rhyme is a tricky skill for lots of children but it is also a really useful skill that can help children's literacy.

Download our guide to working on children's awareness of rhyme here: Raising awareness of rhyme 2020.pdf [pdf] 187KB

These are some fun games to try at home to introduce the concept of rhyme:

New picnic game.pdf [pdf] 331KB

Rhyme anchor chart 1.pdf [pdf] 153KB

Rhyming Clues game with adult cues.pdf [pdf] 1MB

 

Word Levels

Thinking about Key Word Levels is a structured way to work on children's understanding of words.

Download our guide to wrorking at Key Word Levels here: Key word Information.pdf [pdf] 469KB

Download lots of activiites to work on Key Word Levels with your own toys at home here: Key Word Level activities topic based.pdf [pdf] 514KB

 

 

2 key word level activities.pdf [pdf] 449KB

 

3 key word level activities.pdf [pdf] 465KB

Syllables

Teaching children to clap out words into individual syllables can really help their speech but is also really useful for spelling too.

Download our guide to raising children's awareness of syllables here: Syllable handout 2020.pdf [pdf] 728KB

Here are some games to try at home. You can use their toys such as toy animals or play food or use photos of topic words - anything that interests them!

syllable game.pdf [pdf] 419KB

syllable claps.pdf [pdf] 128KB

Language Concepts

These are some specific activities to teach children some of the tricky language concepts they need to understand instructions in the classroom and at home.

Time line vocabulary 2020.pdf [pdf] 146KB

Abstract Concepts.pdf [pdf] 672KB

This is a really useful activity to play with any new vocabualry to help children practise new words.

Semantic cue cards 2020.pdf [pdf] 620KB

Maths

The language of maths can be very challenging to understand for many children. For example, understanding that 'times' and 'multiply' mean the same thing and so do 'take away' and 'minus'. These are some activities to help children overcome some of the barriers language poses to solving maths problems:

Number word sorting.pdf [pdf] 145KB

Teen ty resource.pdf [pdf] 207KB

 

Social Skills Resources

 

Topic maintenance board                    Topic Target Board               Turn Taking Cue Cards 

Topic maintenance board        Topic target board                  Turntaking cue cards              

 

Conversation Starters                         Maintaining A Conversation           Conversation Closers

Conversation openers                                Maintaining a conversation                         Closing a conversation

 

Conversation Starters              Are You A Friend Magnet                   How To Spot A Friend

Dinnertime conversation starters                             Are you a friend magnet                  Friend spotting

 

Easy Feelings Rating Scale                    Feelings Wheel                           5 Steps To Teaching Emotions

 

Easy feelings rating scale            Feelings wheel                         Emotions bookmark

 

Ideas For Lunchtime Clubs           No Props Playground Games             Social Skills Groups

   Lunchtime club ideas                       Equipment free playgrpund games                   Social skills groups

 

Attention Levels                         Looking Rules For Listening                Mr Noisy Mr Quiet

   Stages of attention                   Looking rules for listening                 Mr Noisy Mr quiet

 

Don't Take Me Literally                   Points Of View                              Real Vs Not Real

Don't take me literally                Points of view               Real not real

 

Personal Space                                   Say It!

Personal space                    Say it

 

Resources to help at home

Listening

 Download our top 5 ways to help listening  here

5 ways to help listening 

Cue cards for listening rules

 Early Years listening rules cards 1Early Years Listening rules cards 2

Download Early Years Listening rule cue cards  here

  School age listening cue cards 1School age listening cue cards 2

Download School age Listening rule cue  cards here


Listening games for home

Download listening games for home below:

Looking games for home

Looking

Sitting still games for home

Sitting Still

 Listening games for home

Listening

Staying quiet games

Staying quiet

 

Download Stop/go signs here  

Stop go signs Stop go sign

Download emotion pictures to play 'who feels different?' here

Emotion pictures for who feels different

 

Language Resources

 

  Vocabulary resources

     5 ways to make a word stick                     5 ways to sort vocabulary 

5 ways to make vocabulary stick   5 ways to sort vocabulary

Download vocabulary tips here                      Download SAY IT resource here   

Vocabulary tips     Say it

 

Download our word square here                 Download our syllable frame here  

   Word square   Syllable wall display                    

 

 

Bookmark - Understanding Characters [pdf] 363KB

Bookmark To Support Narrative [pdf] 356KB

Comparative Sorting [pdf] 241KB

Comparatives Cracking The Code! [pdf] 159KB

Connective Choice [pdf] 193KB

Irregular Noun Sort [pdf] 230KB

Irregular Plural Families [pdf] 191KB

Prefixes [pdf] 148KB

Pronoun Guide [pdf] 187KB

Question Words [pdf] 267KB

Star Wars Question Words [pdf] 310KB

Suffixes [pdf] 144KB

Vocabulary Sorting Planner [pdf] 167KB

Vocabulary Tips [pdf] 292KB

Communication TAs Resources

Summer term 2020

This term our focus will be emotional regulation. Monica Smith will be doing a virtual training session for us and the link to this will be emailed out to all Communication TAs. Both the training session and our update presentations are below along with all the resources covered in the training.

Download this term's presentation here 

Download this term's update here

Summer term 2020 Resources
Red tools Yellow tools Green tools Blue tools
Sensory profile Zones boards Zones boards blank

  Is my behaviour expected

Now and Next board 5 point feeling scale How big is my problem? Plan B