Find it difficult to say particualr wordsIf you identify any of the above list with your child, or you have any other Speech, Language and Communication concerns then you should start with a Speech and Language assessment for your child.
Have shorter sentences than their peers
Find it difficult to make friends
Avoid eye contact
Find it challenging to spell
Get 'stuck' on words
Find it difficult to do what you ask them to do
Not have any words
Say inappropriate things to others
Find it difficult to play with others
The stages of speech and language development. An excellent guide produced by Ican and BT.
Our free Colourful Semantics resources
We have provided printable Colourful Semantics resources since 2009. In February 2013 we began to measure just how many of our free packs were downloaded and we’re surprised to find that 10,000 copies of these were downloaded in 10 months! To find out more about our Colourful Semantics app click here.
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Teaching grammar to school-aged children with specific language impairment using Shape Coding
Inclusive Technology – Switch Road Map
Easy Read Mental Health Questionnaire
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Description: An easy read questionnaire which Chris wrote for young people admitted under the Mental Health Act (1983)
Your Rights Under Section 2
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Description: An Easy Read booklet Chris wrote for adolescents detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act (1983) including a short questionnaire to test understanding of their rights
Colourful Semantics is available in English and Arabic from the iTumes store
*Bryan, A. (1997) Colourful Semantics: thematic role therapy. In Chiat, S., Law, J. and Marshall, J. (Eds) Language Disorders in Children and Adults: Psycholinguistic approaches to therapy. London: Whurr.
** Bolderson et al in (2011) Colourful Semantics: A Clinical Investigation. Child Language Teaching and Therapy October 2011 vol. 27 no. 3 344-353.