This is a comprehensive programme of activities designed to support young people as they make the transition from education to employment. Following the hugely successful TALKABOUT structure, the programme is broken down into topics and activities, each constructed to teach the skills necessary for further education or employment. Topics explore the various opportunities available to school leavers, offer guidance on the application and interview processes and consider the skills necessary to make employment a success. Exploring transition as a process of discovery, this programme takes the fear and uncertainty out of this time of change.
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This book is an invaluable resource for professionals working with teenagers and young adults with SEMH needs, autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. The programme would also benefit teenagers and young people daunted by change or struggling to find or remain in employment.
Acknowledgements About the Authors Introduction The Theory Behind the Book An Overview of the Book Assessment Topic 1: This is Me How am I feeling? Who am I? Where am I? Useful and not useful qualities My qualities What do I like to do? Advertise me Topic 2: Which Route Do I Take? Help me choose! Guess who I am Twenty Questions Naming jobs Choosing a job How do we get there? Which route can I take? Next steps Topic 3: Applications Will I get an interview? Help someone out Writing a CV Covering letters Application forms and references Personal statements for university Looking for a job Timeline Topic 4: Interviews Interviews How do I look? How do I sound? Good and bad answers Interview questions Second interviews Comparing interviews Topic 5: Workplace Relationships Introducing workplace relationships Small talk Dealing with conflict Stranded It's a wrap! Topic 6: Problem Solving Mindfulness FACS Thoughts, feelings and behaviours Solutions Time planner Scenario cards Evaluation form References
This bestselling series teaches social, emotional and communication skills for all ages. Written by a Speech and Language Therapist with years of experience working with children and adults with social difficulties, each practical workbook provides a clear programme of activities targeted to improve social skills. The topics are divided into manageable sessions with a range of activities, worksheets and handouts, and each session is introduced with lesson objectives and guidance on how to best use the materials. Ideal for use individually or in group sessions, the resources can be photocopied and evaluation sheets and record forms are provided.
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