We made some more videos!
Here is a link to one which was a real team effort with special mention to Jackie and her kids demoing the activities, and some other family members on camera crew / direction…
Our new Core Word of the month is “help”!
It’s a really important skill to learn to confidently ask for help when you need it… but first the children will needs lots of practise to become familiar with the sign and symbol for “help”.
Please look out for the “help” postcards coming home tomorrow and watch our video to learn how to sign “help” with your child at home…
We are coming to the end of our year of the big Core Words push here at Oaklands School… and we’re ending the term by focusing on AGAIN!
Postcards, symbols and signs for AGAIN are being delivered to the classrooms and going into the pupils’ home-school diaries. Watch the video below to see how sign AGAIN with your child…
We are also taking some time to reflect on how the year of Core Words has gone… would you like to go over them AGAIN next year? Look out for your feedback questionnaire to tell us what you think! Or drop us a line on Twitter or by commenting on this post.
And AGAIN – a *huge* Oaklands thank you to all the volunteers who have helped with the project… from the behind-the-scenes laminating teams to the stars of our videos… over the year.
Have a lovely summer and get in touch if you need any support!
– from Speech and Language Therapy
… here it is! This month at Oaklands School we are focussing on the Core Word “want”…
… postcards and symbols will be going home in the home-school diaries today to parents/carers. Just get in touch with Speech and Language Therapy if you WANT any further support!
If you are thinking of using SignAlong at mealtimes then this video may provide some ideas and information to help you.
The Speech and Language Therapy Team
HELP us with our Core Words!
Our new Core Word of the month is “help”!
It is a really important skill to learn to confidently ask for “help” when needed… but first the children will need to spend lots of time getting familiar with the sign and symbol for “help”.
Parents/carers… please look out for the “help” postcards tomorrow, and take a look at our video of how to sign “help” with your child at home…
… just ask if you need any “more” “help”! Thanks! From Speech and Language Therapy
To follow-up on our focus on “yes” last month, our new Core Word is “no”!
We will be supporting our pupils to learn to communicate “no” with symbols, signing, body language, voice or communication devices.
Parents/carers – please check your child’s home-school diaries for your new “no” postcards, and watch this video below to find out how to sign “no” with your child.
Any questions about his? NO problem! Just contact Speech and Language Therapy at the school.
Our first new Core Word for 2019 is “yes”!
Here’s a video to show you how to sign “yes” with your children… and parents/carers check your child’s diary for your postcard with the “yes” symbol and ideas for practising “yes” at home!
Yes – you can ask Nicky in Speech and Language Therapy if you’d like any help with your child’s Core Words! 🙂
Our Core Word for November is… “like”! Look out for your “like” postcard in your child’s home-school diary today; and take a look at the video below to find out how to sign “like” with your child.
… just in time to communicate with your child about how much they “like” their favourite book… Happy Book Week Scotland everyone!
– from the Speech & Language Therapy team at Oaklands School
Thanks to all the parents, carers and family members who came along to the ‘Core words at Home’ SLT workshop today. Everyone came up with some great ideas for how to use core words more at home… here’s a pic of today’s map of our ideas – for those who couldn’t make it along. Any questions, just contact Nicky (SLT) on 0131 315 8106.
Last month we sent out a ‘save the date’ for our Speech and Language Therapy workshops on Tuesday 30th October (9.30-11am)…
… now it’s time to book your place! Please look out for your letter in your child’s home-school diaries tomorrow (Tuesday).
Topics are: Using corewords at home; signing (onbody and SignAlong).
EVERYONE is welcome… parents, carers, family friends, babysitters, extended family!
Please call Nicky on 0131 315 8106 with any questions or if you can’t find your invite.
See you next week!
– Nicky and Annie (Speech and Language Therapy)