New! Colourful Semantics Baseline Assessment Pack
We have now launched our new colourful semantics baseline assessment. This is an informal assessment to give you a starting point for intervention. It can also be used for monitoring progress. We have created a guidance / demonstration document so you can learn more about the assessment before your purchase. Click here to download the demo
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Do you need a Colourful Semantics trained therapist in your school?
We can place a therapist trained in colourful semantics in your school, to set up whole class approaches, small group and 1;1 colourful semantics work.
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We are also now offering remote support sessions to help you set up programmes and aid with the creation of resources and implementation of targets and measurable goals. See here for more information or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to book some flexible remote SLT support with Colourful Semantics or more general SLT support.
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What is Colourful Semantics?
Colourful semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan. It is aimed at helping children to develop their grammar but it is rooted in the meaning of words (semantics).
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Colourful semantics reassembles sentences by cutting them up into their thematic roles and then colour codes them.
The approach has 4 key colour coded stages. There are further stages for adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions and negatives.
- WHO – Orange
- WHAT DOING – Yellow
- WHAT – Green
- WHERE – Blue
This is an example of a child working at level 4. The approach helps children to organise their sentences into key levels. The approach is used in stages and helps children develop language and vocabulary in addition to grammatical structure. It can be used to help children who are starting to develop language and have limited vocabulary to confident talkers who struggle to organise the grammatical content of their sentences.
Who can use Colourful Semantics?
The approach can be used with children with a range of Speech, Language and Communication Needs including:
- Specific Language Impairment
- Developmental Delay or Disorder
- Autistic Spectrum Condition
- Down Syndrome
- Literacy difficulties
Why use Colourful Semantics?
There are a range of benefits to using this approach, including but not limited to;
- Encouraging wider vocabulary
- Making sentences longer
- Helps children to answer questions or generate responses to questions
- Developing use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives
- Improves story telling skills
- Can be transferred to written sentences and written language comprehension
- Can be carried out individually or in small groups
Colourful Semantics resources
Our Colourful Semantics resources have been designed by our team of SLTs and can be downloaded for here.
Many of our resources are topic based to help you support curriculum themes across each term.
Get in touch if there are further resources you would like us to develop.
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