This series of wordless picture therapy books aims to help children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) to develop their expressive sentence and narrative skills, through learning to tell each story.
There are 10 stories that will be separated into two levels, geared towards advancing the child from simple to intermediate and complex sentences. The stories are written in the style of a film scroll and contain familiar events to ensure the story is understandable. The general formula of each story will be a disruption (often humorous) in familiar routines followed by resolutions.
- Going to Bed
- Playing in the Playground
- Visiting Grandma
- Watching TV
- Posting a Letter
- Playing with Blocks
- Playing Football
- Eating Dinner
- Making a Sandwich - sample book available here
- A Supermarket Trip
The accompanying guide will have strategies on how to teach and progress the child through each level and stage, and will have an additional skills section. Although this resource is primarily for SLCN, they could also be used for early years and reception.
"Excellent resource to develop children's language skills. This resource is very user friendly - the illustrations are clear and exciting to children". Beth Gibby, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
"This set of wordless picture books are a versatile resource for a range of children of different ages and abilities. They are great for typically developing pre-readers and for children with learning difficulties who need to learn language concepts. The pictures are clear and colourful and depict a range of scenarios that will be familiar to children. This familiarity makes them both motivating and accessible". Beth Davidson, ABA Consultant
"This is a flexible, versatile tool that has become regularly used within my therapy for all levels of sentence, narrative and social communication work. It can be used effectively alongside other visual resources such as Shape-Coding and Colourful Semantics as tools to build language skills". Louise Elliott, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist