A Colour Coded  Approach to Narrative Joanna Bull SLT and Kate Hayward PT LCC

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Overview. Why did we explore this approach ?What were our aims?How did it begin?How did it develop?What did the children gain from the approach?. . . . . Why did we explore this approach?. Sadie Lewis Our children had poor vocabularyused short phrases or sentencesjumbled up word orderused - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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1. A Colour Coded Approach to Narrative Joanna Bull (SLT) and Kate Hayward (PT LCC) ‘Colourful Semantics’

2. Overview Why did we explore this approach ? What were our aims? How did it begin? How did it develop? What did the children gain from the approach?

3. Why did we explore this approach? Sadie Lewis Our children… had poor vocabulary used short phrases or sentences jumbled up word order used the wrong words had very poor listening skills stuggled to follow simple instructions

4. What were our aims? Develop vocabulary Increase sentence length Imporve ability to sequence words Develop understanding of ‘wh’ questions Help generate responses to questions

5. How did it begin? Joint planning (a lot!) Introduced colours who and what doing Focus on introducing verbs (what doing) Activities Washing lines Sorting Fishing Songs Sentence building

6. How did it develop? Who, what doing, what Prior activities developed to include 3 components Repetition was key Built into classroom routines (eg. snack) Who, what doing, where Challenges this caused Sorting activities between what and where Underlining activities Clicker activities

7. …further development Who, what doing, what, where The boy is eating a banana in the kitchen. When, who, what doing, what, where On Sunday the boy was eating a banana in the kitchen. Who, what doing, what, where, when

8. …and even further Joining words Adjectives Story Writing Book Reviews

9. What did the children gain from the approach? Mean length of utterance expanded Able to share thinking Writing sentences independently Emergence of story writing Improved listening skills and ability to follow instructions Confidence and improved self esteem www.speech-language.org/therapy/Colourful_Semantics.html

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