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Supporting Language and Communication

Supporting Language and Communication
A Guide for School Support Staff

136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Anyone working with children knows about the current debate surrounding the need for development of effective communication skills. This book examines aspects of communication, and considers how a positive learning environment can nurture a good understanding of communication.

Teaching Assistants will find this book helps them to acquire a portfolio of skills and strategies that they can call on to provide optimum support when working with children in a variety of situations. Contents include:

" an exploration of current issues, such as the difference between home and school language;

" how to communicate material and information effectively to pupils so that learning is optimised;

" a consideration of the needs of particular groups of speakers;

" what might be the consequences of poor communication skills, and how to address these difficulties.

The content of the book relates to both Early Years and Primary, and there are case studies from a variety of settings.

Anyone studying for a Foundation Degree, or working towards Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, will find this book meets their needs.

Rosemary Sage is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, and is also the director of the Centre for Innovation in Research for Educational Achievement. She runs a variety of LEA course for teaching assistants around the country. She has published extensively, mostly with a focus on communication. Min Wilkie is Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Educational Studies for Teaching Assistants at the University of Leicester.

What Is Communication and Learning?
How Do Communication and Learning Develop?
How Can You Help Young Children to Communicate?
What Techniques Develop Speaking?
How Can You Help Young Children with Communication Difficulties?

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3 (1030 kb)

Rosemary Sage

Professor Rosemary Sage is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, Psychologist and teacher with experience in health and education fields. For the past 20 years she has worked in higher education both in London and Leicester and was made Professor of Communication in Education at Liverpool Hope University in 2007. She is also long-standing Visiting Professor at the Women’s University, Nara, Japan and has been Visiting Professor at the University of Havana. Rosemary was a Trustee for both the Association for Speech Impaired Children and the Independent Panel for Education Advice; President of Human Communication International; Education... More About Author

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