Taking over bookshelves, one store at a time

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The Clickety team would like to thank the wonderful staff of The Falmouth Bookseller for a splendid evening of sushi, mince pies and literary badinage.

Last Thursday we were invited the annual Falmouth Bookseller Christmas soiree and a belter of a night it was too.

The nicest surprise was spotting the full range of our speech resources on the shelf! Jaqueline Alpaca looks very much at home amongst the Gruffalo, that weird big blue-headed guy from that Will Ferrell film (my finger is truly on the pulse of youth culture) and Wally (if you can spot him).  I hope she is on her best behaviour!

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Clickety Books at The Falmouth Bookseller

 

Speech and Language Communication Facts

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These are statistics taken from the marvelous people at Hello - The National Year of Communication. It underlines the importance of the campaign and the incredible work that is undertaken by Speech and Language Therapists.

In the 21st century, the ability to communicate – to say what you want to say and to understand what other people are saying is fundamental Speech, language and communication underpins everything we do e.g. making our needs known and expressing our likes and dislikes.

For some children communication skills are much harder to grasp and develop than others; they have speech, language and communication needs.

10% of all children have long term or persistent speech, language and communication needs.

7% of all children have speech, language and communication needs as their main difficulty also known as specific language impairment (SLI) .

3% of all children have speech, language and communication needs as part of another condition such as autism .

At least 60% of young people in the youth justice system have communication needs.

In the UK today over 1 million children and young people have some form of speech, language and communication need.

Hello to the national year of communication

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Speaking and communicating clearly is taken for granted and can be frustrating to hellish to those that struggle, whatever age.  We would like to shine a light on Hello and the forthcoming National Year of Communcation; something that we support passionately.

Hello is the national year of communication – a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills.

The campaign is run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of over 35 leading voluntary sector organisations, in partnership with Jean Gross, the Government’s Communication Champion.

Hello aims to make communication for all children and young people a priority in homes and schools across the UK so that they can live life to the full. The campaign is backed by the Department for Education and supported by BT.

In the UK today, over 1 million children and young people have some form of speech, language and communication need. This can affect them severely and for life. In areas of poverty, over 50% of children start school with delayed language skills. This puts them at a huge disadvantage to their peers as they struggle to learn and make friends.

There are monthly themes to help give a real focus to each month of the national year. Over the course of 2011, these themes will take you on a journey through communication and will be supported by events, resources and information.

Please visit The Hello Campaign for information on how you can help improve the communication skills of children and young people and to sign up for regular updates. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter.

CLICKETY BOOKS ARE GO!

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Happy release day boys, girls, mums, dads, carers, parents, gurdians, loving family members, teachers, SENCOs, educational professionals, EYCs, Speech and Language Therapists, friends, Romans, countrymen and Rik Mayall.

All 5 books are now officially on release and ready to buy, just in time to make exquisitively thoughtful Christmas presents.

Balloons shall be blown and burst, Pringles shall be popped,  hobnobs shall be shared and dunked and toasts shall be raised.

Then its back to work.  These books aren't going to create themselves! Now get shopping you rascals.

Our first free game has gone live!

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A new game! Hooray! And just in time for the rain-sodden, miserable weekend.

The first of many free speech and language games has been uploaded to the Resource Library for your crafty pleasure.

Just download, print and get creating following the instructions provided.

When you have made them all, post the picture up to our fab Facebook Page and revel in the glory of your creation. Let us know you got on!

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