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Talkabout for Teenagers

Developing Social and Emotional Communication Skills, 2nd Edition

By Alex Kelly, Brian Sains

© 2018 – Routledge

240 pages | 522 Color Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

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

Forms

Index

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Talkabout

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:
EDU026000
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDU026050
EDUCATION / Special Education / Social Disabilities

Download eResources

To download the eResources that accompany this title, please contact Louise Perrier at Louise.Perrier@tandf.co.uk