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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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Talkabout A Social Communication Skills Package (US edition)

Talkabout: A Social Communication Skills Package (US edition)

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Alex Kelly
December 18, 2020

Alex Kelly’s internationally renowned Talkabout books are a series of practical workbooks designed to develop the self-awareness, self-esteem and social skills of people with special needs. This core manual in the Talkabout series provides fully adaptable session plans, activities and games to ...

Talkabout for Children 1 Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem (US edition)

Talkabout for Children 1: Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem (US edition)

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Alex Kelly
December 18, 2020

Alex Kelly’s internationally renowned TALKABOUT books are a series of practical workbooks designed to develop the self-awareness, self-esteem and social skills of people with special needs. The three TALKABOUT for CHILDREN books, now in their second edition, are specifically designed to ...

Talkabout for Children 2 Developing Social Skills

Talkabout for Children 2: Developing Social Skills

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Alex Kelly
December 18, 2020

Alex Kelly’s internationally renowned TALKABOUT books are a series of practical workbooks designed to develop the self-awareness, self-esteem, and social skills of people with special needs. The three TALKABOUT for CHILDREN books, now in their second edition, are specifically designed to ...

Talkabout for Children 3 Developing Friendship Skills

Talkabout for Children 3: Developing Friendship Skills

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Alex Kelly
December 18, 2020

Alex Kelly’s internationally renowned TALKABOUT books are a series of practical workbooks designed to develop the self-awareness, self-esteem, and social skills of people with special needs. The three TALKABOUT for CHILDREN books, now in their second edition, are specifically designed to ...

Talkabout Theory of Mind Teaching Theory of Mind to Improve Social Skills and Relationships

Talkabout Theory of Mind: Teaching Theory of Mind to Improve Social Skills and Relationships

1st Edition

By Katherine Wareham, Alex Kelly
April 20, 2020

Theory of mind is a key consideration in autism spectrum conditions and is frequently associated with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. The latest practical workbook in the TALKABOUT series, this book is designed to support those for whom theory of mind does not come ...

Talkabout Transitions From Education to Employment

Talkabout Transitions: From Education to Employment

1st Edition

By Chris McLoughlin, Alex Kelly
November 14, 2019

This is a comprehensive programme of activities designed to support young people as they make the transition from education to employment. Following the hugely successful TALKABOUT structure, the programme is broken down into topics and activities, each constructed to teach the skills necessary for...

Talkabout for Teenagers Developing Social and Emotional Communication Skills

Talkabout for Teenagers: Developing Social and Emotional Communication Skills

2nd Edition

By Alex Kelly, Brian Sains
February 14, 2019

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 ...

Talkabout Sex and Relationships 2 A Sex Education Programme

Talkabout Sex and Relationships 2: A Sex Education Programme

1st Edition

By Alex Kelly, Emily Dennis
October 03, 2018

Talkabout Sex & Relationships 2 is a comprehensive toolkit for all therapists, educators and support staff who deliver sex education to people with special needs. It is intended primarily to support groupwork but activities can be easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals with varying ...

Talkabout A Social Communication Skills Package

Talkabout: A Social Communication Skills Package

2nd Edition

By Alex Kelly
October 24, 2018

This core Talkabout manual is a practical resource essential for Speech and Language Therapists and other professionals who need to help people with special needs develop social skills. Over 60 activities form an extensive, structured social skills programme that can easily be adapted for use with ...

Talkabout Relationships Building Self-Esteem and Relationship Skills

Talkabout Relationships: Building Self-Esteem and Relationship Skills

1st Edition

By Alex Kelly
August 30, 2004

The third title in the successful "Talkabout" series, "Talkabout Relationships" reflects current literature and research on developing relationships for people with learning disabilities, and aims, through groupwork, to improve self-esteem and relationship skills in people who are having ...

Talkabout for Children 2 Developing Social Skills

Talkabout for Children 2: Developing Social Skills

2nd Edition

By Alex Kelly
September 27, 2018

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. Social competence is an essential aspect of our quality of ...

Talkabout for Children 3 Developing Friendship Skills

Talkabout for Children 3: Developing Friendship Skills

2nd Edition

By Alex Kelly
September 27, 2018

Talkabout for Children: Developing Friendship 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. This resources creates the final level of the Talkabout ...

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