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New resources to encourage language and reading

Look at these great set of resources to share with families... Oxford Owl: advice for parents Oxford Owl have got some super new resources for parents to look at as we go into the new school year. There are links to their YouTube channel with ideas of fun learning activities outdoors and games for car journeys. Look out for their s...

Posted on August 22, 2017 16:42

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New children's book with deaf heroine

[bold]Have you seen the new children's book endorsed by Julia Donaldson and with a little girl with a hearing loss at the heart of it. It has been published by the NDCS. Reply: This new story book in an adventure story called "Daisy and Ted’s Awesome Adventures" by Alex Naidoo. It is about a deaf girl and her hearing friend and nothing, including hearing loss stands in there way! It has become an Amazon #1 best selle...

Posted on February 16, 2017 12:56

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Narrative activity pack

Enquiry: On one of your narrative courses you shared a resource called the narrative activity pack. I have lost the link to it, please could you post a link to it on Sounding Board? Reply: Yes here it is:

Posted on July 26, 2016 10:02

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New resources for phonemic awareness

Enquiry: Have you seen this new website resource for phonemic awareness? Reply: This website has FREE and printable materials are designed to promote learning in the classroom and also at home. The site's features include: • A Curriculum covering the full range of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness • Classroom-tested Lessons based on the...

Posted on July 25, 2016 14:59

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Looking for a reading assessment for deaf children

Enquiry: I am emailing regarding a query about suitable reading tests for deaf children and was hoping you could guide me in the right direction. As a Service we are looking to extend the range of assessment we do and include a reading test that is quick and easy to administer and possibly another reading test that looks at the detail (if the quick test highlighted difficulty) Reply: There are obviously a numbe...

Posted on November 4, 2014 14:33

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Any good online resources for learning French and Spanish?

Enquiry:I have an 11 year old daughter, who had bilateral implants fitted last autumn. I would like to find some apps or online facility that would help her learn and practice French or Spanish. She is managing very well with the cochlear implants but does need subtitles/captioning to help her make sense of the sounds. Please could you let me know if you have any recommendations. Many thanks Reply:

Posted on August 20, 2014 12:54

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Higher order Language resources and complex reading skills

Enquiry:Wondered whether there are any Speech and Language Therapists or other professionals out there who work on developing/improving Higher Order Thinking and"Executive Function" for deaf students who read well and understand so much but whose expressive skills seem to be behind their receptive ones. I am thinking about really able students, excellent readers and profoundly deaf. Any advice gratefully received.

Posted on December 4, 2013 13:30

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Encouraging reading aloud

Enquiry: My daughter , who is bilaterally implanted is 7 years old and making good progress at her local mainstream school. She really enjoys reading but finds reading aloud a bit difficult and prefers not to do it. Is there anything that we could be doing to support her in this area? Reply:When it comes to difficulties or reluctance when reading aloud there are possibly two main things to consider:

Posted on March 15, 2013 11:34

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