2nd Edition

Talkabout for Children 1
Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem

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ISBN 9781138065253
Published September 5, 2017 by Routledge
228 Pages 526 Color Illustrations

USD $59.95

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Book Description

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



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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.