2nd Edition

Talkabout for Teenagers Developing Social and Emotional Communication Skills

By Alex Kelly, Brian Sains Copyright 2018
    246 Pages 522 Color Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    246 Pages 522 Color Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    246 Pages 522 Color Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    Talkabout for Teenagers is a bestselling professional workbook supporting educators and therapists who deliver social and relationship skills groups for older children and young adults with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.

    It is a complete group work resource that offers a hierarchical approach, with ready-made material to assist teaching social and relationship skills specifically to older children and young adults.

    Resources include:

    • an assessment framework
    • planning and evaluation forms
    • 37 structured session guides focussing on self-awareness and self-esteem, body language, conversational skills, friendship skills and assertiveness
    • 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.



    Initial Assessment

    Level 1: Talkabout Me

    Level 2: Talkabout Body Language

    Level 3: Talkabout Talking

    Level 4: Talkabout Friends

    Level 5: Talkabout Assertiveness

    Group Cohesion Activities




    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.

    Brian Sains spent 15 years working with adults and children with social and relationship skills difficulties and 10 years working as a community learning disability nurse where he specialised in working with men with relationship skills difficulties. He now runs Alex Kelly Ltd alongside his wife Alex.