These two terrific Talkabout books have been written to support educators and therapists who deliver social and relationship skills groups for older children and young adults with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.
Talkabout for Teenagers: Developing Social and Emotional Communication Skills (2nd Edition)
This best-selling professional workbook is a complete group work resource that offers a hierarchical approach, with ready-made material to assist teaching social and relationship skills specifically to older children and young adults.
- An assessment framework
- Planning and evaluation forms
- 37 structured session guides focussing on self-awareness and self-esteem, body language, conversational skills, friendship skills and assertiveness
- All the supplementary handouts and images needed to deliver the sessions.
This second edition is presented with full-colour illustrations and handouts, and includes a new introduction by Alex Kelly reflecting on her own experiences of using the resources since they were first developed.
Published: 2017 / Extent: 246 Pages(A4) – 522 Color Illustrations
Talkabout for Adults: Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem
Talkabout for Adults is a practical resource to help therapists or support staff to develop self-awareness and self-esteem in adults. It has been particularly aimed at adults with an intellectual disability (learning disability) or older children with special needs.
It has been adapted from Talkabout for Children: Developing Self-awareness and Self-esteem to be suitable for an older audience. This means that some of the activities are almost identical but a number of them have been adapted to be more appropriate. There are also some new activities such as the ‘A book about me.’ which enables the adults to make up a book over the course of the sessions that will summarise some keys personal facts. This can work well as an addition to a communication passport or equivalent, or can stand alone as an alternative.
Talkabout for Adults is a stand-alone resource with approximately a year’s worth of activities to develop self-awareness and self-esteem. It has 50 activities to do with adults and it has been successfully piloted at Speaking Space.
- A short assessment of self-awareness and self-esteem
- One year’s worth of work on self-awareness and self-esteem including 50 activities and some worksheets
- Practical suggestions to make your group work successful including 25 group cohesion activities
- A plan for intervention, and forms for monitoring and evaluation
This resource continues to use the Talkabout hierarchical approach to teaching skills, that is, basic self-awareness skills are taught prior to more complex skills such as social skills and friendship skills. This also means that this resource is designed to be used logically from topic 1 through to topic 8. Most of the activities are more suited to working in a group setting but some of them can be adapted for one-to-one work.
Published: 2014 / Extent: 216 Pages (A4)