In addition to the Colourful Semantics printable pack available in our Resources section we have also developed the Colourful Semantics iPad app.
Based on independent research carried out in the UK by Alison Bryan and others between 1997* & 2011** the fun and effective Colourful Semantics iPad app to work on developing a child’s:
- spoken sentences
- ability to answer WH-Questions
- use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives
- story telling skills
- written sentences
- Level 1 - Who is in the picture? "the man"
- Level 2 - What is the person doing? "is eating"
- Level 3 - What is the person eating? "the sandwich"
- Level 4 - Where is the person eating the sandwich? "in the kitchen"
- Level 5 - Describe? "big" With the end result being: “The man…is eating…the big …sandwich…in the kitchen”
- Level 1 – Who? “the man” (Subject – Orange)
- Level 2 – What doing? “is eating” (Verb – Yellow)
- Level 3 – What? “the sandwich” (Object – Green)
- Level 4 – Where? “in the kitchen” (Location – Blue)
- Level 5 – Describe? “big” (Adjective – Purple)
- Language delay or disorder
- Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Hearing impairment
- Mild and Moderate Learning Disabilities
- Cerebral Palsy
*Bryan, A. (1997) Colourful Semantics: thematic role therapy. In Chiat, S., Law, J. and Marshall, J. (Eds) Language Disorders in Children and Adults: Psycholinguistic approaches to therapy. London: Whurr.
** Bolderson et al in (2011) Colourful Semantics: A Clinical Investigation. Child Language Teaching and Therapy October 2011 vol. 27 no. 3 344-353.