Ask children to say what makes a friend good to talk to  - it helps them realise that no-one thinks of fluency when they think of what makes them want to talk to someone!

Ask children to say what makes a friend good to talk to - it helps them realise that no-one thinks of fluency when they think of what makes them want to talk to someone!

Visual support for pronouns - adult pictures

Visual support for pronouns - adult pictures

Vocabulary cue cards for nouns

Vocabulary cue cards for nouns

This is a Christmas themed game to teach the “Listening to ALL the words” rule. Print out as many pictures as you need for your group and give one to each child. When everyone has got a picture then say “In a minute i am going to say the names of two Christmas things. If I say the name of your picture then you have to stand up and change places. If it is going well then you can introduce a rule that if you say “Christmas” then everyone has to stand up and change places.

This is a Christmas themed game to teach the “Listening to ALL the words” rule. Print out as many pictures as you need for your group and give one to each child. When everyone has got a picture then say “In a minute i am going to say the names of two Christmas things. If I say the name of your picture then you have to stand up and change places. If it is going well then you can introduce a rule that if you say “Christmas” then everyone has to stand up and change places.

We use these for syllable sorting. Touching the footballs under the numbers as they say each syllable help children to segment the words.

We use these for syllable sorting. Touching the footballs under the numbers as they say each syllable help children to segment the words.

For TAs supporting a particular child with attention or listening difficulties, small cue cards that fit on a lanyard or belt loop are a really helpful, non verbal way to refocus a child without distracting others nearby. This is a set which has space for you to put on a photograph of the child you are supporting. For most children, a photograph of them actually carrying out the rule is more meaningful than a symbol.

For TAs supporting a particular child with attention or listening difficulties, small cue cards that fit on a lanyard or belt loop are a really helpful, non verbal way to refocus a child without distracting others nearby. This is a set which has space for you to put on a photograph of the child you are supporting. For most children, a photograph of them actually carrying out the rule is more meaningful than a symbol.

For TAs supporting a particular child with attention and listening difficulties, small cue cards that fit on a lanyard or belt loop are a really helpful, non verbal way to refocus a child without distracting others nearby.

For TAs supporting a particular child with attention and listening difficulties, small cue cards that fit on a lanyard or belt loop are a really helpful, non verbal way to refocus a child without distracting others nearby.

If a child is not making the progress you would expect with speech work or phonics then use this flow chart to work out whether they are ready for this kind of work...

If a child is not making the progress you would expect with speech work or phonics then use this flow chart to work out whether they are ready for this kind of work...


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A resource to help you make expected noise levels explicit. One of the most disruptive things to everyone's listening is levels of background noise which are too high. This is a good way of making children know what level of talking you expect.

A resource to help you make expected noise levels explicit. One of the most disruptive things to everyone's listening is levels of background noise which are too high. This is a good way of making children know what level of talking you expect.

We love this story planner which we think will be really useful to support children with language or memory difficulties to plan written work. Use it as a whole sheet or cut out the individual components to help cue children in when supporting them in class.

We love this story planner which we think will be really useful to support children with language or memory difficulties to plan written work. Use it as a whole sheet or cut out the individual components to help cue children in when supporting them in class.

We dare anyone not to like this! Stuck for an interesting adjective? Use our lovely word upcycle chart

We dare anyone not to like this! Stuck for an interesting adjective? Use our lovely word upcycle chart

Upcycle your verbs! Why laugh when you can chuckle?

Upcycle your verbs! Why laugh when you can chuckle?

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In our Speech Room…. The SLP loves to put up posters. If you do too grab the high resolution version of this here for free!  If you post this in your speech room, make sure you send me a picture of it on twitter, instagram or facebook!  As always, if you take a freebie.. just [...]

In our Speech Room…. The SLP loves to put up posters. If you do too grab the high resolution version of this here for free! If you post this in your speech room, make sure you send me a picture of it on twitter, instagram or facebook! As always, if you take a freebie.. just [...]

Now and Next board to support understanding and behaviour in the classroom

Now and Next board to support understanding and behaviour in the classroom

Typical sound development chart https://www.facebook.com/pages/Worcestershire-Speech-and-Language-Therapy/1419924001563860?ref=hl

Typical sound development chart https://www.facebook.com/pages/Worcestershire-Speech-and-Language-Therapy/1419924001563860?ref=hl

Cue card for Early Year 'Looking' rule for Listening

Cue card for Early Year 'Looking' rule for Listening

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