Communication & Interaction Resources
Lego Play Resources
Below you will find a basic PowerPoint which introduces and explains the principles of Lego Play and how this can be used to develop social, communication skills. The short PowerPoint outlines the three main roles within a Lego Play session. You will also find resources to support this below, including Job descriptions, group rules, word cards and challenge cards.
|Job description - Builder||Job description -Engineer||Job description -Supplier|
|Lego Badges||Lego Challenge Cards||Lego Play – home|
|Rules for Lego Play||Word Cards 1||Word Cards 2|
|Word Cards 3||Word Cards 4|
Active Listening Resources
See below for a selection of resources aimed at developing children’s communication skills through Active Listening. The resources below can be used as reminders of how to show good listening and prompts to encourage them to seek further information and or clarification if they have not heard or understood. You will also find below a social story ‘How to be a good listener’ which explains each of the 6 steps they need to take to be an active listener.
|Active Listening Fans||Active Listening Games|
|Active Listening Request Fans||Active Listening Table Top|
|How to be a good listener Social Story|
Language Through Colour Resources
Language through colour uses colours to help children categorise words, securing their understanding of language.
Language through colour can be used in many different ways to help children learn. Below you will find a selection of resources to support children’s understanding and use of language following this approach. You will also find a guide for parents which provides a more detailed explanation of Language Through Colour.
|A guide for parents - Language Through Colour||Language Through Colour Dice PPT|
|Language Through Colour Fans||Language Through Colour Story Plan|
|Language Through Colour Vocabulary Sheet|
Switch on Words
Introduce new vocabulary through a kinaesthetic approach using the ‘Switch on words’ word mat.
See below for suggested activities aimed at supporting and developing your child’s communication skills.