Talkabout for Children 2 (second edition): Developing Social Skills, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Talkabout for Children 2 (second edition)

Developing Social Skills, 2nd Edition

By Alex Kelly

© 2018 – Routledge

274 pages | 381 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138065772
pub: 2017-07-28
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About the Book

Talkabout for Children: Developing Social 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.

Resources include an assessment framework, planning and evaluation forms, a three-term intervention plan for schools, over 60 structured activity sessions focussing on social skills, and 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

Level 1: Body Language

Level 2: Talking

Level 3: Assertiveness

Group Cohesion Activities

A 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


TALKABOUT is a whole scheme of work to help you assess, teach and measure your work easily. It uses a hierarchical method of teaching social skills which means that having assessed the child using the TALKABOUT assessment, teachers will choose the appropriate level or book to start work at. This means that you may start by developing a child’s self-awareness and self-esteem before progressing onto body language. You will then move onto conversation skills and then onto friendship skills and assertiveness.

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Subject Categories

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