Talkabout for Children 1

Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem

Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351631314

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Talkabout for Children: Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem is a bestselling professional workbook supporting educators and therapists who deliver social and relationship skills groups for children with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. Self-awareness and self-esteem is an essential prerequisite to developing social skills and so this book is an excellent first step to any social skills programme. This resources creates the foundation of the Talkabout heirachy, where self-awareness comes before non-verbal skills and non-verbal comes before verbal, with assertiveness coming last. Resources include: an assessment framework planning and evaluation forms a three-term intervention plan for schools over 40 structured activity sessions focussing on self-awareness and self-esteem 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.
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Talkabout for Adults

Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135170186X

Category: Education

Page: 216

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alkabout 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 the Talkabout for Children: developing self-awareness and self-esteem book 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. It includes: a short assessment of self-awareness and self-esteem; a 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. Alex Kelly is a speech and language therapist who specialises in working with children who have low self esteem, and difficulty with their social skills and friendship skills. She spent 23 years working as a speech and language therapist in the NNHS but now runs her own company - Alex Kelly Ltd. She provides social skills training and consultancy to schools and organisations across the UK and overseas. Her company also provides speech and language therapy in a number of special schools in eh south of England.
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Social Skills

Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication

Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351700731

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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What can we do to help those who struggle to develop effective social skills? Social Skills: Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication is a definitive guide to understanding and meeting the needs of those who have difficulty with social skills. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book provides a theoretical framework to the teaching of social skills alongside a range of practical ideas for practitioners. The book offers a four-step plan that can be adapted for use with young people or adults who are struggling with any aspect of their social skills. A simple model for assessing social skills is provided, as well as ways to measure the impact of intervention. Full of interesting examples and case studies, it includes discussion of how to teach social skills, how social skills develop through childhood, why they sometimes might not, and why social skills difficulties can have an impact on self-esteem and friendships. It includes a breakdown of social skills into the following areas: body language eye contact listening and paralanguage starting and ending conversations maintaining conversations assertiveness Written by one of the most well-known Speech and Language therapists in this field and the creator of the internationally successful Talkabout resources, this book provides a key reference for the study of social skills. It will be essential reading for educators, therapists, parents and anyone supporting others in developing communication and social skills.
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Talkabout

A Social Communication Skills Package

Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351702033

Category: Education

Page: 336

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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. Contents include: 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).
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Talkabout for Children 3

Developing Friendship Skills

Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135163125X

Category: Education

Page: 216

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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. Resources include: 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.
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Talkabout Theory of Mind

Teaching Theory of Mind to Improve Social Skills and Relationships

Author: Katherine Wareham,Alex Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429882491

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Theory of mind is a key consideration in autism spectrum conditions and is frequently associated with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. The latest practical workbook in the TALKABOUT series, this book is designed to support those for whom theory of mind does not come naturally. It teaches strategies that can be used to identify others’ thoughts and feelings based on their behaviour, as well as to adapt behaviour in order to competently manage social situations and have positive interactions. With fully illustrated activities covering topics such as thoughts, feelings and actions, knowledge and beliefs, and respect, the programme outlined in this book can be used with children and young people to develop and confidently implement an awareness of theory of mind. Key features include: Assessments, targets, lesson plans and over ninety activities to support theory of mind Structured activities which progress from simple concepts to more complex skills Opportunities for skills to be practised and recapped Fully photocopiable and downloadable resources Packed full of flexible activities to suit different levels and ages, this is a vital resource for educators and therapists looking to support children and young people with poor theory of mind as they develop the skills necessary to create positive interactions.
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Talkabout for Teenagers

Developing Social Communication Skills (US Edition)

Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351701568

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Talkabout for Teenagers is a comprehensive program of professional resources to help you deliver group sessions on social and relationship skills for teenagers with social, emotional or behavioral difficulties. The program follows the Talkabout hierarchy, building self-awareness and self-esteem first, then moving on to non-verbal communication, talking, friendship and assertiveness. Features: a social skills assessment framework enables you to evaluate a young person's social skills and identify where to start work; the huge range of activities, group discussions and handouts for each level of the program mean that you have everything you need to deliver a successful social skills curriculum; group cohesion activities help you to ensure that all participants benefit fully from attending your group sessions. Suitable for Speech and Language Pathologists, Teachers, Social Workers, Child Psychologists and School Counselors, Talkabout for Teenagers has been thoroughly updated and edited for a US audience. "This next installment of a proven social communication skills curriculum series does not disappoint! The straightforward writing, clear protocols for assessment and practical guidance are exactly what busy teachers and therapists need to help them plan and implement social learning lessons for students." (From the foreword by Debbie Meringolo MA, MS and Nancy Tarshis MA, MS, CCC/SLP of Social Thinking).
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TALKABOUT 2ND /E

Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Speechmark Publishing

ISBN: 9781911186243

Category: Education

Page: 338

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Now designed specifically for adolescents or adults with special needs, this practical resource is packed with activities and games for developing social skills. Social competence is an essential aspect of our quality of life and this resource will help you to develop these skills with this client group. The book includes: Over 60 activities to develop social skills in body language, the way we talk, conversations and assertiveness. Over a years' worth of work on developing social skills. A short introduction to working with adolescents and adults with social skills difficulties. An assessment of social skills and planning sheet for intervention. Ideas for group cohesion activities to use within your groups. Forms and evaluation sheets to help with the smooth running of groups. All activities available to download to print out and use. This second edition will reposition the original Talkabout and Talkabout Activities as the second of three texts for adolescents and adults, mirroring the three titles published for children (1. Developing Self Awareness and Self Esteem 2. Developing Social Skills 3. Developing Friendship and Skills). The first in the adult series published in 2014 (Talkabout for Adults)
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Talkabout for Children 2

Developing Social Skills

Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429763301

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Alex Kelly’s internationally renowned TALKABOUT books are a series of practical workbooks designed to develop the self-awareness, self-esteem, and social skills of people with special needs. The three TALKABOUT for CHILDREN books, now in their second edition, are specifically designed to provide a foundation of social skills through which children can grow and develop with confidence. Revised for US professionals, and with a new Foreword by Nancy Tarshis and Debbie Meringolo (Altogether Social LLC, New York), TALKABOUT for CHILDREN 2 focuses on social skills including body language, talking, and assertiveness. Resources include: An assessment framework to help identify specific needs Over 60 structured activity sessions focusing on social skills, and the resources needed to deliver the sessions 25 group cohesion activities to help facilitate productive group sessions A three-term intervention plan This book is an invaluable resource for therapists, teachers, child psychologists, and all professionals looking to develop the social skills of children aged 4 + or children with special needs.
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Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-esteem

Author: Diana Coholic

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849050015

Category: Art

Page: 192

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"Art-based activities can help to develop resilience and self-esteem, enabling children in need to cope better with ongoing stress, trauma and loss. Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. This accessible book will be of great use to health and education practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines who are involved in working with troubled children and young people."--BOOK JACKET.
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