Reflecting the latest best practice and written by experts, Speechmark resources are designed to support and inspire practitioners across education, health and social care. Our practical and easy-to-use materials will help to save you time and enhance your effectiveness.

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Special Educational Needs

Practical resources for therapists, educators and carers working with adults and children with special needs designed to develop skills and encourage integrations.

  • Sensory-Being for Sensory Beings

    Creating Entrancing Sensory Experiences

    By Joanna Grace

    Sensory-being: the enveloping of natural presentness and awareness in an unfolding sensory moment. Sensory Beings: people whose experience of the world, and meaning within it, is primarily sensory. Often these are people who do not have access to language. If you support someone who understands the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06 

  • Social Stories for Kids in Conflict

    2nd Edition

    By John Ling

    'Social Stories for Kids in Conflict' is a practical guide to help young people improve their behaviour. Designed to help all those who work and/or live with young people who have difficulties with their behaviours and relationships with others, this book is a practical guide to help young people…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15

  • Art and Design for Children with SEN

    A Resource for Inclusive Teaching

    By Maureen Glynn

    The purpose of this book is to offer professionals working with children with special educational needs (SEN) a compilation of tried and tested themed lessons, designed to excite and involve children in developing their creative art skills. Each lesson is carefully planned with step by step…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31

  • Recognising Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

    A Practical Guide to Adult Diagnosis and Beyond

    By Trevor Powell

    Written by a clinical neuropsychologist, this book is an accessible guide to everything you need to know about Asperger Syndrome, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with over 150 personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with AS…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23

  • Writing and Developing Social Stories Ed. 2

    Practical Interventions in Autism

    By Caroline Smith

    This practical resource provides an introduction to the theory and practice of writing social stories. In addition, there are examples of successful stories to use as guides, as well as information and photocopiable (and downloadable) resources for delivering training on the use of social stories.…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20

  • Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger's and Autism

    A Resource for Education and Health Professionals

    By Victoria Honeybourne

    This resource is designed to support education and health professionals to better understand how autism (including Asperger's syndrome) can present in girls; explaining the various difficulties and disadvantages that girls on the autism spectrum can face in educational settings. As well as…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09

  • The Sky's the Limit

    A Workbook for Teaching Mental Wellbeing to Young People with SEN

    By Victoria Honeybourne

    This significant new resource is designed to support young people with special education needs (SEN) to understand what is meant by mental wellbeing and to help them to learn skills and strategies which will support them in maintaining their mental health. The resource is designed to be a clear,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15

  • SmiLE Therapy

    Functional Communication and Social Skills for Deaf Students and Students with Special Needs

    By Karin Schamroth, Emma Lawlor

    Students with communication difficulties need skills to communicate functionally in everyday situations, without the usual support and protection from home and school. These skills need to be explicitly taught, to enable them to become confident young adults. SmiLE Therapy is an innovative therapy…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29

  • Time Matters

    A Practical Resource to Develop Time Concepts and Self-Organisation Skills in Older Children and Young People

    By Janet Pembery, Clare Doran, Sarah Dutt

    Time Matters is a practical resource to help children and young people learn about time. Time is usually taught through the Primary school years, teachers working in Secondary schools have been very surprised to discover these gaps in students understanding of calendar time, having assumed that…

    Paperback – 2015-07-27

  • Plan A is for Autism

    Using the Affects Model to Promote Positive Behaviour

    By Caroline Smith

    This practical resource provides an original multi-element approach leading to planned individual interventions. Drawn from the author's extensive knowledge of autism it enables those living and working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to jointly plan for change. This resource…

    Paperback – 2015-02-20

  • Short-Term Memory Difficulties in Children

    A Practical Resource

    By Joanne Rudland

    Children who have low self-confidence; a negative attitude towards school; score below average on assessments of language comprehension; and have an erratic pattern of errors with no specific linguistic weaknesses on assessments of comprehension, may be suffering from short-term memory difficulties…

    Paperback – 2014-08-18

  • Sensory Assessment and Intervention Programme

    By Joy Beaney

    This resource highlights the impact that sensory difficulties have for children with autism and illustrates the barriers they create for the child in their learning and functioning in everyday situations. With the increase in children being diagnosed with autism and the majority of these children…

    CD-ROM – 2013-11-27

  • The World According to Autism Spectrum Disorder

    By Leonie McDonald

    A new multifunctional, flexible and comprehensive resource which aims to map out what a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder looks like for the individual concerned, their family and / or carers. The resource facilitates conversations and promotes understanding of the key features of an…

    FLC – 2013-02-28

  • Interactive Storytelling

    Developing Inclusive Stories for Children and Adults, 2nd Edition

    By Keith Park

    Interactive storytelling, where the story is spoken or chanted, began as a way to include individuals with severe and profound learning disabilities in larger group activities, whether children at school or adults in day services. The stories are performed in call-and-response - one person calls…

    Paperback – 2010-06-23

  • 'Hands on' Dyspraxia

    By Jill Christmas

    This is a practical working guide for parents, teachers and allied professionals, offering an understanding of dyspraxia, its underlying causes, strategies and helpful advice. It explains the terms used in dyspraxia, for example, proprioception, bilateral integration, vestibular, postural, cross…

    Paperback – 2009-05-28

  • Working with Adults with a Learning Disability

    By Alex Kelly

    A comprehensive and practical resource for all speech and language therapists and students, this book covers all aspects of working with this client group. Written by the author of the hugely successful "Talkabout", each section gives the reader a theoretical background of the subject under…

    Paperback – 2001-01-09
    Working With Series

  • Groupwork with Learning Disabilities

    Creative Drama

    By Anna Chesner

    This practical manual is for anyone who has the opportunity of facilitating creative drama for people with learning disabilities. Other basic principles of working, different approaches to drama and specific structures that can be easily used. It demonstrates how creative drama can deliver many…

    Paperback – 1998-08-30

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  2. On the product page, click the Companion Website button next to the book cover.

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TALKABOUT is the hugely poplar resources series by Alex Kelly which includes practical books to help staff to develop social skills.


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