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Colourful Semantics

What is Colourful Semantics?

Colourful Semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan, which is a visual way of supporting grammar development. It helps children understand how the meanings of words (semantics) are linked in sentences using colour coding, symbols and signs.

Georgia Burke, Autism SRB Lead, has completed the Colourful Semantics training delivered by Alison Bryan herself.


Why use Colourful Semantics?

Developing vocabulary
Sentence structure development
Comprehension / understanding (receptive language)
Developing narrative
Understanding written text
Learning facts and recalling information
Colourful Semantics Coding
Who? - person 
Doing what? - verb
What? - thing 
Where? - place, the phrase after a preposition 
When? - time, day
How? - adverb
Why? - because... 
To who?