INTRODUCTION TO AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION
An increasing number of families and professionals are involved with severely communication-impaired children, adolescents and adults who use alternative communication systems to compensate for delayed systems and strategies that can be used to increase the communicative possibilities of people with limited spoken language. The authors discuss factors that are important when choosing communication systems, assessment strategies, environmental adaptation, and the principles for teaching comprehension and use of such communication systems to individuals with different disabilities; including motor impairments, learning disability and autism. RRP $84.00
HEARING IMPAIRED INFANTS - SUPPORT IN THE FIRST EIGHTEEN MONTHS
The tremendous amount of work that goes into the diagnosis and subsequent management of a young child with a permanent sensory-neural hearing loss involves both professionals from health and education services and parents. Though it is now widely accepted by professionals that parents should be regarded as full members of the team supporting the hearing-impaired child, many still do not have a clear idea of what this means in practice. The purpose of this book is to share information about this work among all those involved. Written by professionals who have long experience of working in real co-operation with parents and who allow the voice of parents to come through clearly. RRP $66.35
TIME TO TALK
"Time to Talk" is about the experience of having a child with early difficulties in learning to talk. It is based on the accounts of the parents of 20 children who took part in a research project, evaluating the effectiveness of community-based speech and language therapy for pre-school children. The book aims to provide information for parents and professionals working with young children about the difficulties that may arise in their speech and language development. It also describes what speech and language therapy may entail. While the focus throughout the book is on the parents' responses to their children's difficulties and the therapy process they underwent, the parents' accounts are supplemented with information from other research carried out in the field of early speech and language delays. RRP $55.00
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
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. RRP $29.95
CHALLENGE ME! SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION CARDS
Challenge Me Speech and Communication cards feature fun and dynamic challenges for children ages 3-12 with ANY form of speech difficulty, whether this is a severe problem or a general delay in speech. They are ideal as a therapy tool for parents or professionals working to improve a child's speaking skills. The cards provide a variety of activities designed to Improve Breathing; Improve use of speech muscles, exercise the tongue and nose; Control Salivation; Moderate Volume, tempo and rhythm; and Intonation of Speech. They will assist in the development of sound, clarity of sounds, words and sentences. The enclosed booklet provides instructions and advise for the use of the entire system and each and every card individually. RRP $36.95
Includes 27 sets of 2 piece puzzles. Two part
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. RRP $19.95
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. RRP $19.95
HOMONYMS (ONE WORD MANY MEANINGS)
Homonyms are one of the most difficult concepts for children (especially hearing impaired children) to grasp. How can 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. RRP $19.95
NATURE TO HOME
Includes 18 sets of 3 piece puzzles. This kit encourages understanding of how daily items are made from nature. For example Bees collect nectar and pollen from flowers, they make honey comb, we get honey. Each card includes clear, simple text and illustrations. RRP $19.95