Figure of Speech Resources has been developed by the team at Speech Pathology Tasmania. As speech and language pathologists – and as parents – we understand the complexities and wonders of helping language develop. We understand how language contributes to the skill of reading for both children and adults. We are excited to help provide these resources to you.
We aim to continually evolve our resources to provide a wide range of texts for people of all ages.
All our resources are created using tried-and-tested methods of developing language and literacy in both children and adults.
We seek to use engaging texts that captivate readers and help foster a love of talking and reading, and thereby enriching language development.
To provide evidence-based practice to achieve excellent outcomes, and reciprocal sharing of skills with others to work towards our vision.
To facilitate caring and connected communities by enabling equitable access to speech pathology services so that every Tasmanian may flourish.
All our literacy work has been developed using evidence-based research, and each Icing on the Cake pack contains references to the research which supports the strategies used.
We use Blank’s Levels of Questioning to aid the development of comprehension, inferencing, problem solving, predicting, and verbal reasoning. Each level has its own sheet of questions, which can be read easily alongside the story.
Vocabulary targets are embedded into the questions, and a word-web is provided to support deep understanding of new words.
Our resources also contain activities that promote phonological awareness, and easy-to-use assessments.
“Much of my spare time is spent reading to my children, and I am passionate about literacy and an enjoyment of reading and writing. I get a lot of enjoyment from creating resources – watch this space!”
“What a privilege to be able to be able to provide a fun, engaging, secure environment for students to develop oral and written communication skills, and share in so many life-changing results with students of all ages”
“Flexibility, love, and nurture of family, have been the values base of Speech Pathology Tasmania. These, together with professionalism and excellence, underpin all our activities and interactions”