This brand new practical book provides information about the development of language and communication, how to recognise difficulties with speech,
language and communication and how to support children as they move from primary to secondary school. It gives ‘Helpful Hints’ with ideas to promote
different aspects of communication with a special section on supporting young people with their homework. The focus of the book is on understanding the particular
challenges that young people with speech, language and communication face in a secondary environment and how to help them.
Let’s Talk with 10-14s is written for parents but would also be useful for teaching assistants and teachers.
The topics covered are:
Knowing all the skills involved in communication and the developmental stages
Helping young people to develop their listening, concentration and understanding of language
Alison Buckley, Independent Speech & Language Therapist 27th April 2020
The Let’s Talk with 10-14s book extends the range of Elklan books aimed to support parents and carers of young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
It provides a helpful explanation of the different skills involved in understanding spoken language and talking. Each chapter then provides more information about the impact of communication difficulties on the young person and practical ideas of how to help.
I think parents will find the sections on how to help memory, learning new words and completing homework particularly useful. There are also helpful sections on pragmatic (social) skills, transition and social media use. I would definitely recommend this to parents but also to staff in schools.
LC Sawbridgeworth 24th May 2018
A great book with clear explanations of how communication works, lots of really useful strategies to support homework and some great tips to help with transition to secondary school.