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).
Alex Kelly is a Speech & Language Therapist who specialises in working with people with social skills and relationship skills difficulties. She currently runs her own business providing social skills training and consultancy to schools and organisations across the UK and overseas.
The book includes: over 60 activities to develop social skills in body language, linguistics skills, conversations and assertiveness a years' worth of work on developing social skills access to online colour versions of the activities to print out and use a short introduction to working with adolescents and adults with social skills difficulties an assessment of social skills and planning sheet for intervention 25 excellent group cohesion activities to use within your groups forms and evaluation sheets to help with the smooth running of groups.