What Early Signs Offer

Visual Timetables

Who can benefit from using a visual timetable?

Children who have no language, language difficulties, have English as an additional language, or are deaf or partially hearing
Children who find it difficult to cooperate with routines
Children with memory problems
Children who cannot cope with change
Children who have difficulty sequencing events

Training is offered to show how to use a visual timetable effectively and how it is used so that a child can understand a routine, and alleviate any anxiety.

Visual Timetables

What is a visual timetable?

A visual timetable shows a child what is happening during a session at school or nursery and at home, using pictures, symbols or photos.

Small photos or pictures are placed on the timetable using Velcro, to represent the activities for a session. A ‘finished’ box is used, and can be stuck at the bottom of the timetable.

The timetable can be used With individual children, small groups, or larger classes.

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Who can benefit from using a visual timetable?

Children who have no language, language difficulties, have English as an additional language, or are deaf or partially hearing
Children who find it difficult to cooperate with routines
Children with memory problems
Children who cannot cope with change
Children who have difficulty sequencing events

Training is offered to show how to use a visual timetable effectively and how it is used so that a child can understand a routine, and alleviate any anxiety.

Sing & Sign and Song Boards

What is Sing & Sign?

Sing and sign is an original British infant signing programme, developed by speech and language specialists. The aim of sing and sign is to encourage your infant to communicate using signs. At Early Signs we offer fun, engaging sing and sign sessions encouraging your child to learn through song.

What is a Song Board?

A song board is used when there are children who are unable to use language to request for a song. Pictures that represent each song is on a board, giving the opportunity for a child to communicate for their favourite song.

Training is offered showing how to use a song board in the most effective way to support children’s language and communication, so that they understand and feel included in carpet time and at song time.

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Sing & Sign and Song Boards

What is Sing & Sign?

Sing and sign is an original British infant signing programme, developed by speech and language specialists. The aim of sing and sign is to encourage your infant to communicate using signs. At Early Signs we offer fun, engaging sing and sign sessions encouraging your child to learn through song.

What is a Song Board?

A song board is used when there are children who are unable to use language to request for a song. Pictures that represent each song is on a board, giving the opportunity for a child to communicate for their favourite song.

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Training is offered showing how to use a song board in the most effective way to support children’s language and communication, so that they understand and feel included in carpet time and at song time.

Makaton

What is Makaton?

Makaton is a innovative language programme that utilises speech, symbols and signs to assist communication. With Makaton signs are used with speech in spoken word order to help provide clues about what someone is saying. Find out more about Makaton here.

Who can benefit from Makaton?

Children with no speech or whose speech is unclear
Children with learning or communication difficulties

Training is offered showing how Makaton is used to support language and communication.

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