If you enjoyed our free course on higher level language research, Light Up Your Language, you will love this new library of practical resources:
- high frequency homophones in sentences;
- high frequency academic vocabulary comprehension with multiple examples;
- simile comprehension and production;
- functional idioms illustrated with context of short stories;
novel metaphor comprehension using evidence-based methods to help students map meaning;
cultural literacy lists to help build background knowledge;
analogies (including synonym, antonym, function, part, and linear order relationships);
popular sayings in context;
divergent naming exercises from verbs, nouns and adjectives;
allusions from myths and legends; and
an advanced creative writing exercise to bring the targets together.
Known to many as Speech Bloke, David is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, Lawyer, Author and Father. He is based in Sydney, Australia, where he helps adults and children with communication issues to speak for themselves.
David manages a busy private speech pathology clinic, and a publishing company for speech pathologists in private practice. He is the founder of Banter Speech & Language, and Speechies in Business. He is passionate about ethical practices and consumer rights and regularly guest lectures to speech pathology students and others on legal issues affecting the profession.
David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean's Scholar, ranking first in his graduating year. He is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Hong Kong, and lived for 8 years in Hong Kong. David is a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification. He is a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the PreLit early literacy preparation program by MultiLit, the Spalding Method for literacy, and Voicecraft for voice issues.
Prior to becoming a speech pathologist, David was a senior lawyer at a US Investment Bank and, before then, worked for global law firms in Hong Kong and Sydney. He knows what it takes to communicate professionally and to compete in a globalised workforce.