Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills: Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Aug 15, 2011 - Education - 176 pages

For many children, the act of communication which most of us take for granted can be a struggle, and communicating with others can become something to fear rather than enjoy.

This creative book is full of fun and imaginative ideas to help children aged 4—11 with a speech or language delay or disorder to develop their communication skills. It is packed with activities and games specifically tailored to help develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, conversation skills and non-verbal communication. Tips for personalising and shaping the activities are also provided. A comprehensive theory section supports the ideas presented, and practical advice on working with groups and individuals and in different settings is also given.

This activity book will be an invaluable resource not only for speech and language therapists and students, but also for parents, teachers, carers and other support staff who are looking for creative ways to promote language development.


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Very Interesting Book with valid point. Well written and clear. Very easy to find sections to reference from.


Theoretical and Practical Background
Activities and Games
Keeping it All Going The Transfer and Maintenance of Skills

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Deborah M. Plummer has over 20 years‚?? experience of facilitating groups and working individually with both children and adults. Formerly a clinical lead therapist working within the NHS, she also has extensive experience as a senior lecturer in aspects of health psychology and counselling. She regularly runs workshops and short courses on the uses of imagery, games and story-telling in the promotion of well-being. Deborah‚??s website can be found at

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