Social Use of Language Programme
for
Infants

Social use of Language Programme (SULP) is a cohesive framework within which to enhance personal, emotional and social development from a communication and thinking skills perspective. Within this framework, it provides a series of multisensory activity sequences incorporating stories, modelling, talking pictures, games and ‘carryover‘ practice. It is the focus on understanding before use that makes SULP particularly effective.

SULP is an independently researched programme that has been proven to be effective with children and young people with a range of special needs including autism, specific language difficulties, learning difficulties, sensory impairments and emotional/behavioural difficulties. It has also been used effectively with mainstream class groups to support and extend SEAL. SULP is recommended by the DfE and has been commented on favourably in
many Ofsted inspection reports. Please click here for testimonials Click here for a (pdf file) summary of research evidence.

You can view samples on the links below or please email orders@wendyrinaldi.com to book a Skype call to view

For prices of SULP resources and training  (pdf file) Click here .
For information about SULP Electronic (SULP-E) Click here

SULP comprises two sets. Set 1 is about social communication and self-other awareness including friendship and self esteem. Set 2 is about social behaviour and self-other awareness including emotion and opinion. Please click on the headings below or scroll down to find out more about the different components.

Teaching Book 1 (Set1 Manual)
Lesson Planner & Set 1Stories
Teaching Book 2 (Set 2 Manual)
Set 2 Stories
Printable Posters
Talking Pictures & Animations
Puppets
Assessment
Primary Packages (infant & junior)
Books for Families

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Teaching Book 1 is the Set 1 manual and includes all you need to know
about the Set 1 programme! It explains the principles and rationale
underpinning the programme and includes planning guidance. It lists all the activities, in the order they should be carried out for effectiveness, and shows
how they can be combined within a lesson.

Teaching Book 1 includes an appendix of pictures in colour and these are
also on disc for larger screen images where needed, for example, if you are
working with children with visual impairments.

Teaching Book 1 is supplied with all the packages – you can’t use the Set 1 programme without it.

The skills and concepts covered are:

Social Communication:
  • Eye contact
  • Listening
  • Conversations: Sharing and Timing Talk
  • Speaking Speed & Loudness
  • Proximity (awareness of personal space/the place for talking)
Self-Other Awareness
  • You & Your Body 1: Appearance
  • Interests & Friendship
  • Self-esteem
  • You and Your Body 2: Healthy, Happy Eating; Personal Hygiene & Sleep

Click here for package prices and options or scroll down to find out about resources that are used with the manual.

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The Lesson Planner
will guide you through the Set 1
teaching programme with a series of 48 lesson plans and
a pack of lesson plan record sheets. Eventually you will
be able to do your own planning but the planner will help
you get started and give you a guide for how best to
combine the various activities. The Lesson Planner/record sheets
are included with all the packages except the budget starter
and you can buy more packs of record sheets when you run out.

The Set 1 stories help children understand about
social communication and self-other awareness before
they practise using skills and concepts. The story
text is on the page adjacent to the pictures so that the
children can concentrate on the pictures while the story is
being read. The pictures are A4 size in the storybooks
and are also on disc for larger images where needed.
Each story is followed by a series of activities in the Teaching Book 1

The original stories, in 3 volumes, feature the Friendly
Monster characters and are supplied with Teaching Book
1 in all the package options. The list of story titles in each
volume is included on the adjacent slideshow.
Click here for an example picture from Listening Lizzie’s story.

The Extra stories, in four volumes, add to the fun and
extend concepts introduced in the original stories, in that
child characters are helped by the friendly monsters.
Suitable for children aged from around 4 to 9 years,
the extra stories are supplied with all the
packages except the budget starter.
They can also be bought separately as a set
for £120 plus delivery
Click here for a slideshow of pictures from the Extra stories.

Click here for Set 1 package options, prices & ordering
 

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Teaching Book 2 is the Set 2 manual and includes all
you need to know about the Set 2 programme. It explains
the principles and rationale underpinning the programme
and includes planning guidance. It lists all the activities, in
the order they should be carried out for effectiveness,
and shows how they can be combined within a lesson.

Teaching Book 2 includes an appendix of pictures in
colour and these are also included on disc for larger
screen images where needed, for example, if you are
working with children with visual impairments.

Teaching Book 2 is supplied with  Set 2.
The skills and concepts covered are:

Social Times & Social Behaviour:

  • Listening and memory strategies for following
    instructions & taking messages
  • Ok or not ok? Tuning in to people’s reactions
  • It’s not fair! Handling times that seem unfair to you
  • Ok for you & me. Compromise
  • Times when you need to say no
  • Put-Downs and Bullies
  • Stop telling me off! Constructive criticism

Self-Other Awareness

  • Other people’s perspectives
  • Emotional matters
  • Opinion

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The Set 2 stories help the children understand about
social times, social behaviour and self-other awareness
before they practise using skills, strategies and
concepts. The story text is on the page adjacent to the
pictures so that the children can concentrate on the
pictures while the story is being read. The pictures are A4
size in the storybooks and they are also included on disc
for larger images where needed. Each story is followed by
a series of activities in the set 2 manual.

There are 3 volumes, feature the Friendly Monster
characters, supplied with Teaching Book 2 in all the set 2
and ‘whole thing’ package options. The story titles in
each volume are included on the adjacent slideshow
along with example pictures from the story Happy
Playtimes. (1. Magic Monster watches the children
playing- Oh-oh, there’s a problem on the swing-tyre;
2. Pam and Polly want to go on the swing tyre.
But there’s only room for one monster)


 

 

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Printable Posters

The posters are on PDF files that are sent electronically for schools to
download and print as required. The price includes a school licence so that
staff can print and use the posters in their classrooms, and other locations around the school, to introduce the skills and remind pupils at the carryover stage.

There are two files with the infant SULP


Set 1 posters £75

Set 2 posters £69

The printable posters aren’t included in any of the bundles but can be
purchased separately.

Please note that all other pictures in SULP are not printable and must not
be photocopied.
 


 

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Talking Pictures
are on disc and feature the friendly monster characters speaking in their very distinct voices! The advantage of these is that they are more interactive than a standard picture because the characters talk directly to the children. The child can make the characters repeat their words by clicking on the screen - and can talk back if they want to! If you have the puppets, you can use the talking pictures and puppets together so that it appears the puppets are speaking.

The Talking Pictures are stills but on some pictures the children can create a simple animation as they click form one page to the next. There are two discs containing over 500 pictures; they are included with the all the packages except the budget starter. You can buy them separately as a stand alone resource for £69 each plus delivery. If you would like to see a sample talking picture please email orders@wendyrinaldi.com - you need Adobe reader version 9 or above and FlashPlayer to hear the Monsters

Animations
are for tablets and smart phones and are emailed to you.
They are shorts, up to about a minute long, where the characters demonstrate and remind the children of the communication skills.
They are bespoke in that the characters say the school name or, if you request, the names of individual children. A watermarked example can be seen by clicking on the adjacent picture (Lizzie says'Happy Primary school’ in the example but will say your school name in the animation you buy - & yours won’t be watermarked!)

Animations are available for listening, eye contact, good sitting, sharing & timing talk, they are £29 each or £55 for two (includes a whole school licence) and can be added to any of the package options.


 

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The SULP puppets can be used in the following ways:

- act out the stories
- demonstrate speaking and listening skills
- take part in the games
- give children a score when they practise communication and friendship skills
- remind children at the carryover stage

They are absolutely gorgeous too…even more beautiful
than in their photos according to the schools who have
them!
Handmade to order they are about eighteen inches tall
(they need help standing but can sit unaided!) and their arms and
legs are lightly stuffed so they can be stored quite easily.
They are made of very soft fabric, velvety in feel, that the
schools say has a very calming effect on the children.
They are machine washable (if placed in a pillow case)
and conform to EU safety standards with a CE mark
suitable for all ages.

You can operate their mouths and you can additionally
operate Luke’s large eyes and Lizzie’s ears. Hattie and
Betty’s mouths are bright pink to show that they are the
big talkers!

To see the puppets please email orders@wendyrinaldi.com for a file of photographs and prices.
Click here for testimonials

 

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The  SULP Infant and Primary Assessment helps you to:

    i. obtain a baseline measure of a child's social communication
       and self-other awareness

    ii. monitor progress and evaluate teaching

It comprises a communication rating chart and self-other
awareness picture book and can be used with infants and
juniors. The assessment pack also includes 20 record
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Teaching Books 1 and 2 cover the primary age range (infants and juniors)
but the stories, talking pictures and animations are different for each age
group and there are some additional books for juniors. So when you buy a primary package you get the Teaching book(s) with the additional material (stories,talking pictures etc) suitable for both infants and juniors.

The Starter Primary Package is set 1 only or you can buy both sets together.

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SULP Book for Families can be lent out at the carryover
stage to enable families to help their children with
communication and social skills at home. Used in
conjunction with the school programme, they can provide
a useful starting point for working with parents.

SULP Books for Families comprise stories and games
that can be played by family and friends. They can
provide a fun way for families to learn together about
communication and social skills. The stories incorporate
A4 colour pictures with simple text on an adjacent page.
The games can be played whenever families are looking
for something fun to do – a family get together, a party, a
rainy afternoon or an alternative to TV. There are seven
books in the series, five to accompany the Set 1 school
programme and two to accompany the Set 2 school
programme:

Set 1: Look & Listen; Sharing Talking; Speaking
Loudness & Speaking Speed; Family Friends; Looking After Your Body

Set 2: Getting On; Feelings

The family books are sold separately from the school
programme and are not included in any of the packages
but you can add them to any order.

Set 1 is £159 including delivery

Set 2 is £69 including delivery

Click here If you are a health or educational professional
wanting to use the complete SULP with family groups


 

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