Young people with communication difficulties often struggle in social situations, as without adequate inference, narrative and sequencing skills, correctly interpreting and responding to other people can be a real challenge. This fully photocopiable resource has been designed to improve these skills in the way this population learns best - visually. The book is bursting with illustrations of different people in different places, all of whom appear alongside a series of questions designed to encourage prediction and inference skills. Participants are asked to consider everything from who the person in the picture is, what they might be doing, and where they might be going, to how they may be feeling and why. Questions can either be completed individually or brainstormed as a group, and consist of three types of illustration (single person, picture sequence, or a scene containing several interactions). The final chapter consists of muddled picture sequences that need to be ordered.
This book will be a really valuable resource for speech and language therapists/pathologists, occupational therapists, special educators, parents and anybody else looking to help young people with communication difficulties to develop their ability to understand and connect with the world around them.