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Communication Screening Tool

Created by Nicky West in 2014, the CST supports the rapid and easy identification of children who may present with speech, receptive language, or expressive language needs.  It provides; consistency between referrers; rapid  screening of children’s  receptive language, expressive language, and speech skills; appropriate identification of children to refer to New Options – (in turn reducing inappropriate referrals resulting in improving financial budgets and reducing treatment times). It has also been used in some settings  to evidence improvement in Speech, Language, and Communication skills made by children from their initial base-line assessment result on entry to a nursery, compared to a further assessment at the end of a term after accessing universal educational input at their setting.  The CST is also branded with your school/nursery logo for no extra charge. This screening tool includes a 10-year site licence and is provided in a digital and hard copy. Forms are photocopiable so no additional costs. P.O.A.  (Training is required  at an additional charge – please see the ‘Training  and Courses’ section.)

Sound Awareness Programme - level 1 (SAP1)

Created by Nicky West in 2015, the  Sound Awareness programme is a 6-session introductory auditory discrimination package for foundation stage/KS1 children who may be experiencing difficulty within their phonic sessions. This short course covers; environmental sounds, body percussion, speech parameters (noisy/quiet, long/short), identification/discrimination of phonemes in isolation and the production of phonemes in isolation. Week 1 and 6 consists of a short assessment to enable you to track the progress of the children over time.  This programme is provided in a digital and hard copy. Forms are photocopiable so no additional costs.  P.O.A. (Training is required  at an additional charge – please see ‘Training  and Courses’  section.)

Vocabulary Improvement Programme - level 1 (VIP1)

Created by Nicky West in 2017, the Vocabulary Improvement programme is a flexible package for foundation stage/KS1 children who present with limited use and understanding of vocabulary/basic items. Level 1 covers; animals, transport, clothing, food & drink and classroom objects as well as additional themes covering, body parts, home, places, people and professions. All recording forms are included, and continual assessment enables the tracking of pupil’s progress over time.  This programme is provided in a ready-made grab bag, with receptive, expressive and extension activities, support materials and an instructor’s guide.  Forms are photocopiable so no additional costs.  P.O.A. (Training is required at an additional charge – please see ‘Training and Courses’ section.)

Vocabulary Improvement Programme - level 2 (VIP2)

The extension to VIP1 was created by Nicky West in 2018. The Vocabulary Improvement programme is a flexible package for foundation stage/KS1 children who present with limited use and understanding of vocabulary/basic items. Level 2 covers a wider range of vocabulary including; animals, transport, clothing, food & drink. Level 3 All recording forms are included and continual assessment enable the tracking of pupil’s progress over time.  This programme is provided in a ready-made grab bag, with receptive, expressive and extension activities, support materials and an instructor’s guide.  Forms are photocopiable so no additional costs.  P.O.A. (Training is required at an additional charge – please see ‘Training and Courses’ section.)

Vocabulary Improvement   Programme - level 3 (VIP3)

The Vocabulary Improvement programme - level 3 - is a flexible package for KS3-KS5 students who present with limited use and understanding of vocabulary and grammatical structures, auditory comprehension, question formats, sequencing and temporal concepts. Level 3 covers; Semantic relationships, word classes and definitions, following directions, understanding spoken paragraphs, assembling sentences and recalling sentences.  All recording forms are included, and continual assessment enables the tracking of student’s progress over time.  This programme is provided in a ready-made grab bag, with receptive, expressive and extension activities, support materials and an instructor’s guide.  Forms are photocopiable so no additional costs.  P.O.A. (Training is required at an additional charge – please see ‘Training and Courses’ section.)

Speech and Language Therapy Hull

Email: hello@new-options.co.uk

Phone: +(44) 7969 970501

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