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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Social & Emotional Skills (2012 - Present)

Creative and practical resources, designed to help explore and support social and emotional development. Created for specific ages, social and life-situations, these resources initiate stimulated discussion and interaction.

  • Managing Challenging Behaviour in the Classroom

    A Framework for Teachers and SENCOs

    By Gary Lavan

    For teachers and SENCOs in all settings, this invaluable resource will guide you through a simple, systematic process of understanding why challenging behaviour is happening and give you some very practical, easily implemented strategies that all staff can use to help make things easier for the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 

  • Talkabout Sex and Relationships 1

    A Programme to Develop Intimate Relationship Skills

    By Alex Kelly

    Talkabout Sex & Relationships 1 is a comprehensive toolkit for all therapists, educators and support staff who deliver relationship 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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-08 

  • The Piper Model

    By Dennis Piper

    This book is intended to be both a practical evidence-based tool and an awareness-raising resource for teachers, teaching assistants, mentors and all adults who work with children and young people who present as 'extremely challenging' in the school context. In every school there are a small number…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25 

  • Teaching Mindfulness in Schools

    Stories and Exercises for All Ages and Abilities

    By Penny Moon

    Teaching Mindfulness in Schools is a practical teaching toolkit for educators and all professionals concerned with the social and emotional wellbeing of children. The book offers clear introductions to the many aspects and benefits of mindfulness for young people, as well as a wealth of practical…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • I, Monster

    Positive Ways of Working with Challenging Teens Through Understanding the Adolescent Within Ourselves

    By David Taransaud

    I, Monster is a resource for all professionals in health and education who work with challenging young people. The book aims to explain the issues behind challenging behaviour, to enable empathy, and to facilitate a more productive therapeutic relationship between the health/education professional…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • No Outsiders in Our School

    Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools

    By Andrew Moffat

    This brand new resource provides much needed support for every primary school in the delivery of the objectives outlined in the Equality Act 2010; and in the provision of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) for every child. This resource provides teachers with a curriculum that…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16

  • The Blob Visual Emotional Thesaurus

    By Ian Long

    This unique visual thesaurus is designed to help writers of all ages to develop their emotional literacy. The book focuses solely upon emotions. Spanning circa 140 emotional words it is divided into three sections: ranges of emotions (offering a visual spectrum to be referred to by writers unsure…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08

  • Shrinking the Smirch

    The Young People's Edition

    By Jo Johnson

    'Shrinking the Smirch: The Young People's Edition' is a workbook to help young people manage stress, gain confidence, resist peer pressure and stay healthy. This book helps young people cope with the usual challenges of being a young adults including anxiety, peer pressure, exam stress, bullying,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-03

  • Let's Talk


    By Sue Nicholls

    Let's Talk: Resilience are cards to improve communication and confidence. To understand more about resilience, these cards help to develop resilience skills and look at how to use different strategies to be resilient in difficult situations. Let's Talk: Resilience can be used: with adults and…

    FLC – 2015-08-21
    Games for Talking

  • Blob School

    By Pip Wilson

    Blob School is an educational resource designed specifically for one of the main purchasers of the Blobs  -  teachers! This practical resource aims to cover all the key areas of school life so that teachers, assistants, school workers, pupils and parents can reflect upon a wide range of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-06

  • The Big Book of Blob Feelings

    Book 2

    By Pip Wilson

    A special selection of photocopiable blob pictures designed for work on feelings. Arranged into four sections, the contents include: Blob Theory - Blob trees the id/ego/superego, needs, shadows | Emotions - anger, anger cycle, calm, depression, disappointed, happy, hate, hyper, jealousy, lonely,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-30

  • Shrinking the Smirch

    A Practical Approach to Living with Long Term Health Conditions

    By Jo Johnson

    Shrinking the smirch is a unique workbook for anybody who is living with a long term physical or psychological condition including MS, Parkinson's, brain injury, epilepsy, chronic fatigue, epilepsy, stroke, cancer, depression, eating disorders, trauma or anxiety. The workbook: asks the reader to…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15

  • Blob Bereavement Cards

    By Ian Long

    This set of 48 cards carefully provides an introduction to the nature and experience of loss through bereavement. The cards are particularly designed to use with children who may be confronted with bereavement for the first time and have no experience or knowledge of how to understand and cope with…

    FLC – 2013-11-13

  • Teaching Protective Behaviours to Young Children

    First Steps to Safety Programme

    By Carolyn Gelenter, Belinda Riley

    Edited by Nadine Prescott

    This programme aims to provide children aged 4-7 years with awareness and strategies for keeping safe. Although it may be difficult to accept, children and young people from any community, including those with disabilities, can be put at risk of harm, abused or hurt, regardless of their age, gender…

    Paperback – 2013-10-24

  • Descriptions and Explanations - Communication Cards

    By Alison Roberts

    Descriptions and Explanations Cards Improving describing and explaining skills Alison Roberts. This activity is designed to help young people to improve their skills of describing and explaining; two important areas of narrative work. Sometimes although ordinary sentence structures may be managed…

    FLC – 2013-01-23

  • Motivating the Teenage Mind

    By Eva Hoffman

    Awakening intrinsic motivation in young people is the most important key to securing them a meaningful and successful life. No matter how much we know about how to learn, no lasting learning is likely to take place unless we want to learn; unless we are convinced of the reasons and have the…

    Paperback – 2012-07-31

  • The Blob Anger Book

    By Pip Wilson

    When was the last time someone 'made you' angry? It's amazing just how many times in a day a situation arises that can 'cause us' to boil over. Anger management is a way to become more conscious of how we react to a situation which triggers us to become angry. Identifying these trigger points is…

    Paperback – 2012-03-30

  • Bothered

    Helping Teenagers Talk About Their Feelings

    By Margot Sunderland

    At this challenging developmental stage, when teenagers are finding things difficult, this book can really help. It is full of tools and techniques of what to say and how to be, enabling teenagers to move from unhappiness, poor functioning or learning blocks, to a place of self-awareness, self…

    Paperback – 2012-03-30

  • Giant Blob Tree Poster

    By Pip Wilson

    The original Blob Tree was created in the early 1980s by Pip and Ian as an effective way of communicating with young people and adults who found reading difficult, and quickly proved to be accessible to children and young people of all ages. The Tree stands for a group, a family, an organisation,…

    Poster – 2012-01-28

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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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Catalogue & Pricelist

Speechmark Catalogue 2017

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