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Understanding Language, Stimulating Communication

How do you help children to understand language and motivate them to communicate? This collection of books, games and flashcards are designed to help you help the children in your lives to understand and use language to communicate. It includes games and books that focus on homophones, antonyms, idioms and homonyms. Speech therapy tools. Reference books and guides; and story books for children.

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JKmotComm

1-5 In Stock
$35.95

Motivate to Communicate!

This practical resource is brimming with exciting ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism and other communication difficulties. It can just as easily be adapted to motivating a child to communicate through sign language; although the authors wrote it with oral communication in mind.

The clear, user-friendly format enables quick access to over 300 practical, fun-filled games and activities for developing your child´s communication skills. The book suggests creative ways to use everyday toys and objects. For example, if your child likes to pop bubbles, perhaps he would also enjoy counting bubbles, catching bubbles on a wand, stomping them with his feet or even playing bubble volleyball! The innovative ideas in this book have been developed over 40 years of clinical and educational experience, and are designed to be fun for both the adult and the child. All resources mentioned in this book are readily available and can be used to advance communication skills at all levels, from reaching out for an item, to extending verbal communication.

Motivate to Communicate! is perfect for supporting parents, care-givers and professionals in motivating and developing the communication skills of children on the autism spectrum.
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JKDicExpression

1-5 In Stock
$29.95

An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions

"This is a truly inspirational book and teaching tool and a very successful dictionary for all. It should be on the bookshelves of every inclusive classroom, house and office. "Good Autism Practice

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JKWhatSay

1-5 In Stock
$46.95

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

Expressions that don´t literally mean what they say can be confusing for many children, but can be fun when they become familiar. Metaphors are particularly challenging for children with Asperger Syndrome (AS), because they tend to be literal thinkers. These cards can enable children to enjoy metaphorical language. Using metaphors can also help children with be more flexible and creative in the way they understand & use language.

These cards present 60 common sayings in a fun, illustrated format, encouraging children to understand and play with metaphorical language. The cards are divided into two types: What Did You Say? cards (red) feature the metaphor and a fun illustration of its literal meaning. Corresponding What Do You Mean? Cards (purple) show the actual meaning.

The accompanying booklet contains information and ideas for games and activities. Enjoyable and educational, these cards are great for teachers or parents to use in groups or in one-to-one sessions.
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DBZWhatNext

5+ In Stock
$16.95

What Next Sequencing Cards

Whats Next? is a sequencing game that helps develops logical thinking, sequencing of events and recognising and reconstructing stories. This set is especially beneficial for children with autism, helping them understand sequencing of an event from beginning to end, and the order we do things in - we get out of bed, we brush our teeth, we have a bath, and we get dressed.

It includes 8 sets (4 illustrated scene sequence cards per set): Posting a letter, Getting ready for school, Making a drink, Ordering a meal at a restaurant, Blowing up a balloon, Peeling and eating a banana, Making a clay pot on a potters wheel, and Growing a plant.

The cards are all 7.7cm x 7.7cm in size and are perfect for kids aged 5 years and above.
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DBZWhatNext2

5+ In Stock
$16.95

What Next Sequencing Cards : Part 2

Whats Next? : Part 2 builds on skills acquired through Part 1. It is a sequencing game that helps develops logical thinking, sequencing of events and recognising and reconstructing stories. This set is especially beneficial for children with autism, helping them understand sequencing of an event from beginning to end, and the order we do things in - when the alarm goes off in the morning, we wake up and get out of bed, get dressed and we are ready for the day.

The set includes 6 different scenarios that ask children to respond to the situation: getting ready in the morning, taking care of someone ill, making a mess and cleaning up, giving a present, receiving a gift, feeding the cat.

Each sequence card is 7.7cm x 7.7cm. There are 4 sets of 6 cards in the box, and 2 smaller sequences of 5 cards. There is a total of 34 cards in this pack.
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JKSpeakPlay

5+ In Stock
$33.95

Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum

This clear and easy to follow, practical resource is packed full of ideas, guidance and activities to boost communication skills, Sensory intergration and coordination using simple ideas from speech and language pathology and occupational therapy. In addition there are gluten free and dairy free alternative recipies for many everyday pay tools and foods.

After introductory chapters which explain and discuss socialising, communication and sensory sensitivity issues; activities are divided under the headings : Simple Sensory, Cooking, Artistry, Activities of Daily Living, and Miracle of Music.
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DBZAction

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Action Reaction

Includes 27 sets of 2 piece puzzles. Two part puzzle pieces are joined to match an event to the result. For example : On a sunny day the snowman will melt. The first card depicts the snowman with a shining sun, the second card depicts him melted.

Cards cover : Events like that above, or when it rains you need an umbrella
Nature topics like shearing a sheep to make wool;
Emotion events like surprise from a popping balloon, A crying baby stops when he gets his bottle, or Joy from receiving a present.

Card pairs can not be matched to incorrect partners. There are a range of games suggested on the box to help reinforce each concept; this kit is also very popular with intervention teams who use selecting at a time to reinforce a concept; like emotions.
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DBZHomophones

5+ In Stock
$16.95

Homophones (Sound alike words)

This kit is a fantastic tool for every child trying to learn and come to grasp with the English language. Homophones (like Dear and Deer or son and Sun) are very difficult for children to remember. This kit helps pictorialise these words and relate the different spelling to their objects/context. AN EXCELLENT TEACHING TOOL!

Each card pair uniquely joins, so the wrong items can not be joined.
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DBZAntonyms

1-5 In Stock
$16.95

Antonyms (Opposite words)

Like the Homophone and Homonyms sets, this sister product helps children understand OPPOSITES, each clearly illustrated and uniquely cut so that only correct pairs can be joined.

Opposites like Hot and Cold, or First and Last are intrinsic to the junior curriculum and this kit has proven extremely helpful to children, helping children to visualise the opposite and associate the event/item/adjective to its word.
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DBZHomonyms

5+ In Stock
$16.95

Homonyms (one word many meanings)

Homonyms are one of the most difficult concepts for children (especially hearing impaired children) to grasp. How cam the word PALM mean my hand and a tree? This great kit will help children become familiar with homonyms in a fun and captivating way.
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DBZBuildSent2

5+ In Stock
$19.95

Building A Sentence 2 : Parts of Speech Match Up

This wonderful resource helps children build sentences and begin to understand English grammar and identify parts of speech - including nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. A great tool to help develop language skills.

Sentences are built on a colour coded board, using colour coded cards, that help children split sentences into their different parts. A very clever system that is fantastic for those starting out in reading, and specially beneficial for those struggling with English grammar (perhaps as English is a second language, or because a hearing impairment or deafness has limited exposure to English).

Contains 8 sets of 30 word play cards (240 word cards in total) and 2 colour coded playing boards.

Pronouns Orange, Adjectives are Yellow, Nouns are Green, Verbs are light blue, Adverbs are Red
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DBZBuildSent3

5+ In Stock
$19.95

Building A Sentence 3 : The complete sentence construction pack

This incredible kit includes 360 double sided word cards and 2 sentence boards.

It helps children identify the parts of speech and construct gramatically correct sentences that include correct punctuation! Cards are colour coded as follows: Nouns are Green, Pronouns Orange, Verbs Dark blue, Helping verbs are light blue; Adjectives are yellow, Adverbs Red, Articles are violet, conjunction cards are purple; Prepositions are pink, Interjections Brown and punctuation White. This injenious colour coded system builds on the knowledge aquired through Build A Sentence 2 and helps cvhildren aquire a deeper understanding of English grammar.

The back of each card includes the same word starting with a capital letter, so that you can remind children to flip over the first card in each sentence.

An absolutly invaluable teaching tool!
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ARHermanBookworm

1-5 In Stock
$17.95

Bookworm : Discovers Idioms, Sayings and Expressions

This paperback book sells like hot cakes!. If you understood what that means then you just interpreted an idiom; a concept very difficult for children with Autism and Aspergers. This the third book in the series; introduces young readers to the world of idioms.
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ARHermanHide

1-5 In Stock
$17.95

Hermans Hiding Place : Discovering Up, In, Under and Behind

This hardback book teaches the concepts behind prepositions. Brett and his dog Herman play hide-and-seek, and Brett is IT. Young readers will learn the meaning and uses of the prepositions up, in, under and behind as they follow Brett on his search for Herman.
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ARHermanShoe

1-5 In Stock
$17.95

Who took my shoe? : Discovering Who. What, Where, When, Why and How

Brett and his dog Herman search for Bretts missing shoe, while subtly teaching the concepts of who, what, where, why and how. This book will entertain and teach children in a delightful way.
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