Choosing the right book

Choosing the right book

Each colour represents one main learning area. Our books can help children with learning key words, creating sentences and narratives, developing conversation skills and much more. Top Tip: Off the Blox will run with you all the way. Please get in touch if you need help choosing the right book.

Immediate strategies!

Immediate strategies!

Children have fun learning with the interactive stories. Adults learn techniques to support language development. Top Tip: Our books work on core vocabulary. After reading the books, name the same items around the home so the child can start to apply the knowledge in different situations.

Allow processing time

Allow processing time

Give the child time to think and organise a response to your question or request. Top Tip: Remember 'the 10 seconds rule': pause and wait for a response.

Mistakes are OK!

Mistakes are OK!

Mistakes are a very important part of the process! It means someone is trying! Top Tip: Acknowledge the effort and simply re-phrase the answer so the child can hear the correct form: "Good work! You tried to say... "

Illustrations for language

Illustrations for language

Fun busy pictures to encourage discussion. Top Tip: Draw attention to the facial expressions and name the emotions and feelings of a character.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Characters promote special needs awareness, diversity, and inclusion. Our books show how we can adapt our language and the environment so individuals can thrive. Top Tip: Discuss with your child how he or she can be kind to others.

Off the Blox Icons

Off the Blox Icons

Working with comprehension then expressive language. Top Tip: Follow this progression to teach new words.

Blox

Blox

Highlithing key pieces of information for each level. Top Tip: Help your child find each blox in the pictures.

Visual Support

Visual Support

Demonstration on how to use visual support in everyday situations. Top Tip: Parents and teachers can work with our books to discuss implementation of the universal strategies demonstrated in the stories.

Bite-sized Speech and Language for adults

Bite-sized Speech and Language for adults

Adults can find the most up to date strategies used by Speech & Language Therapists and Teachers at the end of each book. Tip Tip: Each book has relevant guidance for each story.

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supports:

  • Schools’ implementation of The Mainstream Core Standards

  • Speech & Language development

  • Social Communication & Interaction

  • Oracy

  • Generalisation of skills learned by adults and children

  • Adult training

  • Joint approach for school / family / therapists

  • Embedded strategies that make learning fun and natural

  • Diversity and inclusion                                 

   We help schools: 

- lesson planning 

- differentiated activities incoorporating Speech and Language

- and much more!

Contact us today: 

 offtheblox@gmail.com

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