Pre-School Start is a practical resource that can be used with nursery children who need targeted additional help in developing communication skills. Devised by two speech and language therapists experienced in working with teaching staff, the book consists of three sets of 20 session sheets; one set per term. The session sheets are easy-to-follow plans for small groups; designed to be delivered by nursery staff.
Pre-School Start offers: an introduction on how to use the Pre-School Start programme; programme delivery templates containing all the checklists, record sheets and handouts needed to carry out the programme; 60 photocopyable session sheets; templates for games (colour versions available to download); minimal preparation required. Pre-School Start is an invaluable resource for teachers and teaching assistants that encourages good collaborative practice between schools, speech & language therapists, the SENCO and parents. Catherine de la Bedoyere is a speech & language therapist with over 15 years' experience of managing and delivering services to children in a variety of settings, including mainstream and special needs schools.
"It's easy to follow. Evaluation is quick and easy to complete. The children's growth in confidence from beginning to end is really noticeable." — Teaching Assistant
Catherine de la Bedoyere is a speech & language therapist with over 15 years' experience of managing and delivering services to children in a variety of settings, including mainstream and special needs schools. In addition, she has acted as the professional advisor for speech & language therapy to I CAN and taught postgraduate teachers at Kingston University. She offers consultancy services and practices in a special needs school in East Sussex.