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 children, adolescents and adults. Written by bestselling author and practising Speech and Language Therapist, Alex Kelly, this book sits at the centre of an internationally renowned series of resources supporting social skills. Contents include: a social skills assessment and intervention planning tool to help you identify the best way forward for each client or group over 60 activities focussing on body language, conversation and assertiveness 25 group cohesion activities to help you facilitate well-run, productive group sessions a wealth of handouts supporting the activities that can be freely downloaded and printed. This updated second edition of Talkabout sits alongside Talkabout for Teenagers and Talkabout for Adults, as well as three titles published for children (Developing Self Awareness and Self Esteem, Developing Social Skills and, Developing Friendship and Skills).
Devised by members of the Speech and Language Therapy team in Portsmouth city teaching PCT, this advice pack breaks down social communication difficulties into four key areas: Language; Conversation skills; Social skills; and Selecting and organising information. The pack will facilitate identification and assessment of social communication difficulties and provide suggested intervention strategies related to specific areas of communication. A range of photocopiable handouts have been created which address each feature identified. The handouts provide a description of the SCD feature, examples of how this might present in children and then a list of practical suggestions for teaching specific skills. It is an excellent proactical resource.
This photocopiable pack is designed to be used in group work with children and young people on the autistic spectrum who are in mainstream schools, and contains: the team handbook, with background information on autistic spectrum disorders and advice on planning social interaction groups; the resource bank book, containing a range of games, activities and photocopiable resources for groups; a CD with resource materials which may be printed off and used in group work; and, two sets of cards for use in social interaction groups. The pack is the outcome of the authors' work with children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders in Scotland, which was supported by the Scottish Executive Education Department.
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 difficulties in making or maintaining friends. This highly illustrated, practical resource: is designed to help teachers or therapists to work through self-esteem and relationship skills within a group setting in a structured way. It was originally written for young adults with a learning disability, it has also been used successfully with children with learning disabilities and those who present with social skills difficulties. Includes a staff rating assessment of a client's relationship skills and criteria for inclusion in a relationships group, as well as a self-esteem assessment and a self-rating assessment of relationship skills. This title contains illustrated, photocopiable group activities and worksheets to address self-image, identity and self-confidence as well as the different types of relationship, the qualities of friends and some of the skills involved in improving and developing relationships. Illustrated by the author, this hands-on groupwork resource is ideal for speech language therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, community learning disability nurses and anyone working in the field of learning disability.
This book provides readers with direction on how to organize psychoeducational groups while also helping them enhance skills for effectively leading such groups—all in one comprehensive volume! Offering an applied, pragmatic approach, author Janice L. DeLucia-Waack uniquely integrates research and practice to suggest valuable leadership strategies while addressing special issues such as children of divorce, anger management, bullying behaviors, and much more.
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 varying abilities. The resource emphasises the importance of happy, healthy and positive relationships. It looks at the life cycle of a relationship from finding a partner, coping with problems, staying safe and maintaining a relationship to dealing with the potential ending of a relationship. This toolkit is the first in a two volume set, the second of which will focus on sex. Created by Alex Kelly and Emily Dennis as part of the bestselling Talkabout series, this publication constitutes the most complete and trustworthy set of resources available for groupwork focussing on relationships for people with special needs.
This book covers the specific problems faced by the speech impaired in dealing with social aspects of communication, and the information and exercises in the book will provide the basis from which therapists can develop their own creative solutions for teaching social skills to the speech impaired. The major part of the book deals with the concept of social skills training, the role of the therapist, assessment planning and follow-up; the remainder consists of exercises to be carried out by the therapist for patients with specific deficiencies. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of recent developments in the field.
This text asserts the value of problem solving within a holistic approach to human communication, which considers culture, ethnicity and psychosocial issues. It is concerned with drawing out commonalities that exist in practice with people with a range of communication disabilities. As such, it represents a departure from more traditional texts on intervention with communication disability that "pigeon hole" therapy practice according to the particular client group or presenting condition. Articulation of the core conceptual frameworks and processes involved in intervention provides the foundation for clinical reasoning and implementation. This includes examining the different levels at which intervention is pitched and identifying the core therapeutic techniques used by speech and language therapists across the client spectrum. The text is supported by examples drawn from clinical practice.