Learning to Say

Some children can find it difficult to communicate what they feel and need appropriately, especially in a social setting, or busy classroom. They also might find it difficult to understand what other people mean from what they say or do. Some of the difficulties you might observe might
be in:

  • Asking for help or for things they need
  • Using and understanding some of the social rules of language and conversation e.g. saying hello, goodbye and thank you appropriately
  • Understanding turn taking in conversation e.g. they may interrupt a lot
  • Understanding jokes, sarcasm, and things without a literal meaning
  • Non verbal cues e.g. expressions or gestures

Materials here were created to help pupils understand and work out what to do in some of these situations. Some resources were designed for pupils who are cognitively able with good language skills and others were created for those who would benefit from simpler and less language based resources.

Since all materials are editable, you can change them to meet your pupils’ needs, abilities, interests, concentration span and learning styles.