Flo Publications Limited publishes over 20 books relating to special needs education using multisensory techniques. Here is a summary of the titles available and order forms.
Flo Publications Book Library goes all digital!
From 31 January 2020, most books in the current FPL Book Library will be available ONLY as digital books in PDF format, which can be viewed or printed, as desired. Digital books are available typically at 50% of the price of the previously printed books. We have taken this step due to the ever rising cost of P&P, especially for single titles, but also to ensure that the books reach the customer as quickly as possible.
We have chosen the PDF format for publishing the digital books as opposed to other e-book formats (.epub, .mobi, etc.) as virtually all computers, tablets and most e-book readers and smart phones can read and/or print downloadable PDF files, using various free PDF-reader software available form many sources. For computers and tablets, Adobe's Acrobat Reader DC is freely available fromhttps://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/.
Why go digital? What are the advantages for you? Download the info here (PDF)!
Why purchase digital copies of the Flo Publications Ltd library?
1. The cost is half the price of the printed versions.
2. Immediate delivery to you via the internet.
3. Can be downloaded and viewed on any device that accepts PDF files.
4. Retains the large A4 layout important for viewing – and using – the various templates available in many of the books.
5. Can be printed – we do not prevent printing the digital PDF files. But beware of the Terms and Conditions of Sale regarding potential misuse of the digital files.
Digital Books and Prices
(New! Click on the titles below to download and view extracts from each book, as PDF files.)
SPECIAL STORIES: CALL AND RESPONSE, PLEASE!
by Keith Park, PJ Pilcher and Flo Longhorn (2013) [digital book price £8.00]
Special Stories contains tried and tested ‘call and response’ pieces. The book is lively and full of humour, covering biblical and Shakespearean drama, pantomime and dramas, with some short verses thrown in!
SARAH’S SENSORY STARTER PACK
by Flo Longhorn and Sarah Hall (2013) [digital book price UK£8.00]
A practical illustrated book full of sensory ideas, themes, topics and fun. Sarah is an independent educator with her own sensory room at home. Flo is well known for her multisensory creativity and art books. Together, they bring heaps of creative experience.
IPADS, APPS AND SPECIAL LEARNERS: A-Z OF RESOURCES
by Flo Longhorn (2012) [digital book price UK£9.00]
A treasury of suitable apps for special learners, presented at the simplest access level for both learners and educators! The book is designed for the complete beginner, but also a useful ‘flick through’ resource for the more advanced user.
New! Download the monthly iPad and Apps newsletters published between 2011 and 2016 from the IE Apps Archive.
MASSAGE STORIES: EXPLORING COMMUNICATION THROUGH TOUCH
by Andrea Muir with Flo Longhorn (2011) [digital book price £8.00]
Loads of stories to use on the clothed body, exploring communication through touch for special learners and the young and elderly - a curriculum on the skin! There are 30 stories including ‘Come Dancing’, ‘Ice Cream Parlour’, ‘Under the Sea’ and ‘Electricity’., each describing full resources, massage movements and extensions into more general areas, all linked to the theme of the story.
MULTI SENSORY ART: FLIP, FLAP, FUN !
by Clare Hobson, edited by Flo Longhorn (2010) [no longer available as the physical format of this book does not permit its intended used as a digital file]
SENSORY ART FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE
by Flo Longhorn (2010) [digital book £9.00]
Creativity through the senses – from tasty art, smelly art, visual and sound art, to moving art or a dip into creative touch. Flo covers a range of art techniques at the simplest levels of access. The art is also for students and adults with topic work.
THE SENSOLOGY WORKOUT - WAKING UP THE SENSES!
by Flo Longhorn (2007) [digital book £9.00]
Flo updates the reader with information on the sensory systems and how they are used to sense, perceive and help us to think. It then offers an exciting new concept of awakening the brain with a daily workout based on the senses – ‘The Sensology Workout’. The printed book was accompanied by a DVD for digital access to a range of useful resources. For digital purchasers, the same files are made available as a digital .zip file download.
Simple multisensory music dramas presented in an easy-to-read format – multi-sensory, fun and for the unmusical. These two books began life as a series of lessons in a special school, but have been adapted to suit a variety of groups of all ages.
LITERACY FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE
by Flo Longhorn (2001) [digital book price £9.00]
A multisensory approach to reading, writing and communication – multisensory based, full of practical ideas such as poetry pockets, sensory dramas, creating and making books – loads of resource materials and frameworks for literacy.
NUMERACY FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE
by Flo Longhorn (2000) [digital book £9.00]
An in-depth resource for a multisensory approach to numeracy, for learners on the first steps in numeracy – includes hundreds of practical examples of presenting numeracy, aimed at giving depth to early levels of mathematics. Looks also at host curricula – using a subject for maths such as massage, parachute play and cookery.
SENSORY DRAMA FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE
by Flo Longhorn (2000) [digital book £9.00]
One of Flo’s earlier publications, but still a favoured resource book, full of practical ideas for simple sensory dramas which are relevant and fun for learners, including circle time dramas and literacy hour epics. Communication plays a major part in the book.
A SENSORY CURRICULUM FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO CURRICULUM PLANNING
by Flo Longhorn (1983 - plus multiple reprints over the years!)
Flo Longhorn’s first publication, published by Souvenir Press, now a classic text still widely sought today – many educators reflect that this was ‘their bible’ in working with very special children! This book is no longer sold directy by Flo Publications, but can be ordered via Amazon (paper and Kindle versions) prepared by the original publisher, Souvenir Press. From Amazon, as of June 2020, copies were available for £14 in hard copy and £3.35 as Kindle books.
Earlier Publications still available today by popular demand!
ENHANCING EDUCATION THROUGH USE OF UV LIGHT AND FLUORESCING MATERIALS
by Flo Longhorn (1997) [digital book £5.00]
For anyone involved with a multisensory room using black light. Health and safety policies, effective use of black rooms, ‘learning to look’, UV in the art curriculum and academic curriculum, equipment and resources.
SEX EDUCATION AND SEXUALITY FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE
by Flo Longhorn (1997) [digital book £9.00]
A book produced with realistic ideas, activities, and schemes of work – covering themes including masturbation, menstruation and more.
SENSORY COOKERY FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE
by Flo Longhorn (1997) [digital book price £5.00]
Sensory cooking - using all the senses to explore, experience and participate - is a life skill in which they can succeed and excel. Graduated cookery skills, record sheets, ‘one-step cookery’, resources and sensory cookery globally.
SENSORY SCIENCE – NATIONAL CURRICULUM FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE
by Flo Longhorn (1993) [digital book price £5.00]
A dip into science activities, science lessons and resources to inspire the special scientist.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR VERY SPECIAL CHILDREN (English edition)
by Flo Longhorn (1993) [digital book price - £9.00]
Full of ideas for multisensory approaches to religion, ideas for assemblies and religious cookery recipes.
PLANNING A MULTISENSORY MASSAGE PROGRAMME FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE
by Flo Longhorn (1993) [see Amazon.com]
Alternative therapies are in common use in many settings. This book looks at multisensory massage, offering touch programmes and many different ideas for multisensory massage – health and safety, touch guidelines and resources. This book is no longer sold direct by Flo Publications, but can be ordered online via Amazon fromt the publishers, Souvenir Press.
PREREQUISITES TO LEARNING FOR VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE
by Flo Longhorn (1993) [digital book price £5.00]
A classic book, looking at the skills needed so the learner can access learning – learning to look, to attend, be part of a group, control movements and behaviours – the first steps in thinking.
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Digital Book Sales Agreement - Terms and Conditions of Sale
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