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Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

Paperback: £19.99 / $32.95

2011, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-959-4, BIC 2: MMZL

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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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VIDEO – Mindfulness Play: Reaching students on a deeper level, with Deborah Plummer

2 May 2012

In this series of videos, Deborah Plummer discusses the careful construction of the emotional environment in which the games and activities in her existing books are undertaken, which she calls ‘mindfulness play’, and which is discussed more comprehensively in her forthcoming book, Focusing and Calming Games for Children. A short introduction to mindfulness play Here,...

Deborah M. Plummer launches her latest activities book on communication skills

17 March 2011

This week, JKP Commissioning Editor Steve Jones was thrilled to attend the launch of Deborah M. Plummer‘s brand new book, Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills: Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists at Trinity House, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, where Deborah is Senior Lecturer in Health Studies. Deborah is a much-loved author of authoritative...

Helping Children to Develop ‘Communication Well-being’

23 February 2011

By Deborah M. Plummer, is a registered speech and language therapist and imagework practitioner, and author of the new activities book Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills. My latest JKP book is firmly based on the premise that ‘how we are’ with children is of equal and sometimes greater importance than what we ‘do’ in terms...

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