'Caring for and working to support children struggling to cope with the confusing difficulties associated with speech and language impairment is unquestionably a huge challenge. The difficulties are diverse and wide-ranging and have significant implications on the child's ability to learn in general, but on the acquisition of an effective literacy level in particular.
This book is alive with tried and tested ideas and strategies that are equally valuable for school or at home. The warmth and passion Jill feels for her work with these children and their families shines through on every page. The holistic approach she takes to the work and the ever-present voice of the family underpinning everything Jill does puts this book in a class of its own.'
--Gill Britten, Family Learning Co-ordinator
Children with SLI are a challenging yet stimulating group to work with. To be successful in teaching them you need enthusiasm, patience, flexibility and a large bank of ideas. This book offers information, guidance and examples of good practice to teachers, learning assistants and parents. Included are rhymes for speech production and memory work, and a photocopiable word bank. This new edition has been fully updated and now includes a photocopiable, task-based assessment chapter, and a new chapter on Individual Education Plans with a bank of possible targets.