Talkabout Book: A Social Communication Skills Package (2nd Edition)
This core Talkabout manual is a practical resource essential for Speech and Language Therapists and other professionals who need to help people with special needs develop social skills. Over 60 activities form an extensive, structured social skills programme that can easily be adapted for use with children, adolescents and adults. Written by bestselling author and practising Speech and Language Therapist, Alex Kelly, this book sits at the centre of an internationally renowned series of resources supporting social skills.
- A social skills assessment and intervention planning tool to help you identify the best way forward for each client or group
- Over 60 activities focussing on body language, conversation and assertiveness
- 25 group cohesion activities to help you facilitate well-run, productive group sessions
- A wealth of handouts supporting the activities that can be freely downloaded and printed
This updated second edition of Talkabout sits alongside Talkabout for Teenagers and Talkabout for Adults, as well as three titles published for children (Developing Self Awareness and Self Esteem, Developing Social Skills and, Developing Friendship and Skills).
Published 2016 / Extent: 336 Pages (A4)
Talkabout Relationships: Building Self-Esteem and Relationship Skills
The third title in the successful “Talkabout” series, “Talkabout Relationships” reflects current literature and research on developing relationships for people with learning disabilities, and aims, through groupwork, to improve self-esteem and relationship skills in people who are having difficulties in making or maintaining friends.
This highly illustrated, practical resource is designed to help teachers or therapists to work through self-esteem and relationship skills within a group setting in a structured way. It was originally written for young adults with a learning disability, it has also been used successfully with children with learning disabilities and those who present with social skills difficulties. Includes a staff rating assessment of a client’s relationship skills and criteria for inclusion in a relationships group, as well as a self-esteem assessment and a self-rating assessment of relationship skills. This title contains illustrated, photocopiable group activities and worksheets to address self-image, identity and self-confidence as well as the different types of relationship, the qualities of friends and some of the skills involved in improving and developing relationships. Illustrated by the author, this hands-on groupwork resource is ideal for speech & language therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, community learning disability nurses and anyone working in the field of learning disability.