Colourful Semantics is a visual approach which uses symbols and colour coding to support the development of many areas of language including vocabulary, creating and extending phrases and sentences, as well as encouraging the correct use of grammar. In addition to encouraging language skills, the approach can be used to support the development of literacy.

We hope that this training package is a useful reminder of the different ways that Colourful Semantics can be integrated into your daily routines and learning activities.

This pack has been developed by Speech and Language Therapists Laura T, Laura N and Leanne.

We hope that you enjoy the training.

The Workbook

Start by downloading the workbook here.

You will need to complete this workbook after completing both sessions of the training course and submit it to your school’s Speech and Language Therapist.

You will receive an email from your school’s Speech and Language Therapist which will detail the deadline for submitting your completed workbook. Please submit by replying to their email with the completed workbook attached.​

The Training

Session 1:

You can now go through our training pack in the slides below.

The training pack is divided into two sessions. Start by going through Session 1.

If you need any help, please contact your school’s Speech and Language Therapist via email. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!

Session 2:

You can now go through Session 2.

We have created demo videos to support key parts of this session. When you see a symbol, click it to watch the video! You can also find them all at the bottom of the page.

The Planning and Monitoring Sheet

You can download a copy of our ‘Colourful Semantics: Planning and Monitoring sheet’ here.

How did you find this training course?

We’d love to hear from you! You can contact your school’s Speech and Language Therapist, or email us at with any comments.

Check out the demo videos!

If you’re having trouble accessing the demo videos, you can find them all here.