This book is a practical step-by-step resource, designed to guide teachers and SLTs in the delivery of SmiLE Therapy with students who have communication difficulties.
Students with communication difficulties need skills to communicate functionally in everyday situations, without the usual support and protection from home and school. These skills need to be explicitly taught, to enable them to become confident young adults. SmiLE Therapy is an innovative therapy designed to equip students with the skills necessary to become responsible individuals who operate at the highest level of independence that their circumstances and condition allow.
Teachers and speech and language therapists have always included functional life skills practice in their work with students. Now, for the first time, they can do so using a therapy with a proven method that has demonstrable outcomes.
This book is a practical step-by-step resource, designed to guide teachers and SLTs in the delivery of SmiLE Therapy with students who have communication difficulties due to deafness, specific language impairment, learning difficulties, autism or physical disability. It includes a clear step-by-step approach to preparing, running and evaluating SmiLE Therapy, with photocopiable resources and clear outcome measures from each module to share with parents, staff, education and health managers.
Emma Lawlor, Karin Schamroth
Taylor & Francis
This fully revised and updated eighth edition (2021) of Peter Westwood’s book offers practical advice and strategies for meeting the challenge of inclusive teaching.
It provides guidance and practical information that is suitable for working with clients of all ages and for those with a professional or practical interest in the educational, health, recreational or psychotherapeutic use of the arts, this book may act as one of many guiding lights on your journey.
This edition provides a jargon-free and practical explanation of a theory and method of counselling which can be used in any therapeutic relationship.
The book shows that play is an essential part of children’s healthy development and many children ‘at risk’ are those who are unable to play.
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