This practical and comprehensive manual, for professionals working with pre-school children or the older special-needs child, offers more than 200 activities in a format designed to be photocopied for use in the classroom or for carers. It covers the basic auditory skills needed before meaning can be attached to sound. It deals with more advanced abilities including sound recognition and auditory sequencing. It includes materials on auditory detection, discrimination, recognition, sequencing and memory. It describes listening projects and topics for the curriculum. It includes activity sheets for parents.
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Diana Williams qualified as a speech and language therapist from the School of Disorder of Human Communication, London, in 1983. Since qualifying she has worked for several years in schools and nurseries with children who have communication difficulties. She is the joint author of Working with Children's Language, which was first published by Speechmark/Winslow in 1985. She has also written Early Visual Skills (1988).Review:
"A useful addition to either the clinic or classroom. It brings together familiar and new activities in a well-organised and readily accessible format." RCSLT Bulletin 'It is ideal for those working with children who have delayed listening skills associated with hearing loss or other communication difficulties' - Special Needs Education Journal 'The manual is colourful, easy to use, and offers a good source of ideas to encourage listening skills' - Helen Whestley, Information Worker, Talk 'Professional looking and user-friendly' - Rebecca Jackson, Speech language Therapist, Speech & Language Therapy in Practice 'Overall, this book is a useful addition to either the clinic or classroom.' Janet Morrison, RCSLT Bulletin "...the number and range of listening activities described in this book would make it a valuable resource for those working with such children.' - Ann Locke, Special Children 'The easy to follow and comprehensively explained sections were well received and easily put into practice.' - Ann Underwood, East Riding SEN Support Service, BATOD "The book would be a useful resource for therapists'. - Greg Kelly, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Ulster & Violet Stewart, teacher, Ballygolan Speech and Language Unit, Belfast, BJOT
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