Talkabout for Children 1: Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Talkabout for Children 1

Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem, 2nd Edition

By Alex Kelly


218 pages | 526 Color Illus.

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pub: 2017-07-05
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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.

Table of Contents



Initial Assessment

Talkabout Me

Topic 1: This is me

Topic 2: People in my life

Topic 3: How I look

Topic 4: What am I like?

Topic 5: My qualities and strengths

Topic 6: Things that make me feel good

Topic 7: The way I feel

Topic 8: I am great

Group Cohesion Activities

Plan of Intervention



About the Author

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.

About the Series


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.

Each book contains:

  • Engaging and practical resources
  • An initial assessment to decide which level needs to be taught
  • Numerous structured activity sessions
  • Planning and evaluation forms to make the most of the sessions
  • Full illustrations throughout

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Special Education / Social Disabilities
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education

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