Talkabout for Children: Developing Friendship Skills is a bestselling professional workbook supporting educators and therapists who deliver social and relationship skills groups for children with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.
This resources creates the final level of the Talkabout heirachy, where self-awareness comes before non-verbal skills and non-verbal comes before verbal, with assertiveness coming last.
an assessment framework
planning and evaluation forms
a three-term intervention plan for schools
over 25 structured activity sessions focussing on friendship skills
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.
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.
Introduction Formative Assessment Framework Topic 1: What is a friend? Topic 2: Friendly behaviours Topic 3: Choosing a friend Topic 4: Starting out Topic 5: Being a good friend Topic 6: Coping with problems School Intervention Plan Planning and Evaluation Templates