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    Understanding Me

    Understanding Me

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    By Susan Stewart & Amanda Hampshire, first published in 2007, it has now been updated with new information and handouts. All the handouts are available as digital downloads to print off on demand and the manual can also be accessed digitally. 

    An invaluable resource for professionals working with adolescents with communication difficulties.

    Understanding Me was developed in response to the needs of pupils with communication disorders. Their language difficulties make it particularly hard for them to understand and accept their diagnosis. As they are growing up, they are increasingly aware of the widening difference between themselves and their peers, and may perceive themselves as being “thick” or “stupid”. This painful lack of self-awareness occurs alongside all the other changes of adolescence. The aim of the programme is therefore to enable pupils to understand what their own particular diagnosis means, so that they can explain their communication difficulties to others, e.g. their parents/carers, peers, teachers, supervisors in work experience placements, etc.

    The programme has been updated in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and with changes in terms of current diagnostic labels.

    Understanding Me supports pupils who have been given a diagnosis of:

    • Speech Sound Disorder
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
    • Social Communication Disorder
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    NEW - updated session plans and resources are available to support both groups of pupils and now individual pupils too.

    The programme of 13 group sessions covers the following areas:

    • Establishing the group
    • What is communication?
    • Parts of the body used in communication
    • Brain Activity for Communication, Introducing the 9 Intelligences
    • The 9 Intelligences
    • Intelligence Skills and the Functions of the Brain
    • Word Intelligence, Functions of the Brain and Receptive/Expressive Language
    • Role of SaLT and Diagnostic Terms
    • Understanding Me
    • What Information do I need?
    • Making a Personal Passport
    • Sharing Information with the Family
    • Future Therapy

    The programme of 7 individual sessions covers the following areas:

    • Base line questionnaires and the unique nature of every person
    • Communication, body parts and the importance of the brain
    • The 9 Intelligences
    • Character descriptions and diagnostic terms
    • Creating a Personal Passport
    • Sharing the Personal Passport with parents/carers
    • Sharing Information about personal difficulties with Family and Friends

    What resources do you receive?

    You will receive:

    • A hard copy of the manual. This provides the information and session plans. It also shows examples of the resource sheets to use with pupils.
    • Full sized resource sheets are available to download and print off as and when required from the Elklan website. The handouts are available in black and white or colour.
    • Access to the digital resources when you purchase Understanding Me.

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