Special People Extraordinary Dedication
Support & Partner, Empower & Develop

Home About Us Products Useful Links Feedback Contact Us

Product Search

Not Just Talking:
Identifying non-verbal communication difficulties - A life-changing approach

by Sioban Boyce

Item: 9780863888496

Format: Spiral bound
Pages: 242

This innovative approach to dealing with communication difficulties was devised by the author following encounters with increased numbers of children who had learned to talk, but still were unable to communicate effectively. This new theory of communication development devised in the late 1990s has been successfully used by the author and a wide range of educators and promotes the good use of non-verbal skills in children. This programme changes the lives of children (in the family and at school) who benefit from it.

The book will look at:

  • Non-verbal communication theory
  • Normal and disordered development
  • Problems arising – behaviour; social skills; education; in the family
  • Prevention
  • Assessment
  • Intervention

Generally those children with poor non-verbal skill development will have limited ability to communicate effectively in all situations and may even be ‘shut down’, i.e. not attempting to communicate unless they choose to. This flagship book provides a whole new perspective and presents a concrete alternative approach to tackling the fundamentals from which communication difficulties arise.

Related product : Emotions & Expressions ColorCards

“What a super, practical therapy resource! It is an innovative approach devised by the experienced speech and language therapist author following her encounters with increased numbers of children who had learned to talk but who were still unable to communicate effectively. Devised in the late 1990s, this theory has been used with success not only by the author but a wide range of educators. It promotes the good use of non-verbal skills in children and tackles the fundamentals from which communication difficulties arise.”
- Martine Horvarth, Early Years Educator

“Boyce stresses that her approach to communication differs from the traditional speech and language approach in that she has successfully trained support workers, teachers and social workers to deliver her programme. The assessment process is clearly set out and assessments are available for a range of ages from pre-talking babies and toddlers to teenagers.
Boyce makes some very interesting observations about the different ways in which girls and boys develop language skills and this is one of many engaging aspects of this useful and practical resource.”
- SEN Magazine

You can e-mail your order to products@spedsg.com,
fill up an order form and fax to (65) 6899 8477,
or call (65) 6899 8377.