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Text Box: Information from www.icommunicatetherapy.com
www.childdevelopment.com.au
NEPS Good Practice Guide 2015
Cover image from www.bilinguistics.com
Text Box: Knowsley Central Learning Support Team
Text Box: How to Support Children with Receptive Language Difficulties 




Created by Virginia Johnson
Text Box: ‘Simon says’ game; slowly introduce more instructions.
Obstacle courses; take turns in giving instructions for which way to go.
Screen games;
- set up familiar objects on both sides of the screen. Position the child on the opposite side to you.  Give instructions on what to do with the objects and then see if they have done the same. 
- have various objects on your side of the screen, describe an object in terms of its characteristics and see if the child can guess what it is.
Use ‘deliberate mistakes’ when carrying out an activity/task. For example, indicate to a boy playing with a dog in a book when actually it is a girl playing with a cat. Observe whether the child picks up on the mistakes.
Cooking/craft activities that require following instructions; give the instructions verbally.
Inference games to look for clues and use background knowledge to answer questions about scenarios.
Games and Activities:Text Box: www.ican.org.uk
www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk
www.afasic.org.uk
www.elklan.co.uk
‘Receptive Language Difficulties’ by Liz Baldwin
‘Speech, Language and Communication-Pocketbook’     Victoria Mason & Emela Milne
Useful websites 
and resources:
Text Box: Knowsley Central 
Learning Support Team
Contact details:
knowsleycentral.de@knowsley.gov.uk
0151 477 8450