Talkabout for Children 3

Developing Friendship Skills
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351687921
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Designed specifically for young children (aged 4 and above) or children with special needs, this practical resource is packed with activities and games for developing friendship skills. The book includes: over 25 activities to develop friendship skills; a CD with colour versions of the activities to print out and use; a 1 year teaching plan to help teachers incorporate groups into the school curriculum; a short introduction to working with children with friendship and social skills difficulties; 25 excellent group cohesion activities to use within in your groups; and forms and evaluation sheets to help with the smooth running of groups. This resource has already been piloted across the UK and abroad and has proved to be very popular with teachers, therapists and children. This is certainly a must have for anyone working with young children or children with special needs on developing their social skills and skills at making and maintaining friendships.

Talkabout for Children 3 (second Edition)

Developing Friendship Skills
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Talkabout
ISBN: 9781138065765
Category: PSYCHOLOGY
Page: 216
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"Talkabout for children is a practical resource to help teachers or therapists to develop friendship skills in children. It has been particularly aimed at primary school children (aged 4-11) or children with special needs (aged 5-16). However, a lot of the activities can be used with adults with a learning disability"--Page 1.

Talkabout for Children 2

Developing Social Skills
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351631284
Category: Education
Page: 274
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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 life and this resource will help to develop these skills in young children. This resources creates the second level of the Talkabout heirachy, where self-awareness comes before non-verbal skills and non-verbal comes before verbal, with assertiveness coming last. Resources include: an assessment framework planning and evaluation forms a three-term intervention plan for schools over 60 structured activity sessions focussing on social skills 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.

Talkabout


Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Talkabout
ISBN: 9781909301542
Category: Communication
Page: 216
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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).

Talkabout for Children 1

Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351631314
Category: Education
Page: 218
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Talkabout for Children: Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem is a bestselling professional workbook supporting educators and therapists who deliver social and relationship skills groups for children with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. Self-awareness and self-esteem is an essential prerequisite to developing social skills and so this book is an excellent first step to any social skills programme. This resources creates the foundation of the Talkabout heirachy, where self-awareness comes before non-verbal skills and non-verbal comes before verbal, with assertiveness coming last. Resources include: an assessment framework planning and evaluation forms a three-term intervention plan for schools over 40 structured activity sessions focussing on self-awareness and self-esteem 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.

How Kids Make Friends

Secrets for Making Lots of Friends, No Matter How Shy You Are
Author: Lonnie Michelle
Publisher: Freedom Publishing Company (IL)
ISBN: 9780963815217
Category: Philosophy
Page: 62
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Describes how to meet people, the qualities that make a good friend, and activities for friends to do together.

Talkabout Sex and Relationships 1

A Programme to Develop Intimate Relationship Skills
Author: Alex Kelly,Emily Dennis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351701509
Category: Education
Page: 294
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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.

Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-communication Problems


Author: Jed E. Baker,Brenda Smith Myles
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN: 193128220X
Category: Education
Page: 231
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Finally a social skills program that covers all the bases! Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody without being accused of staring; how to shift topics, despite one's desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with a sensitive topic - it's all here... and more. In this comprehensive and user friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students wiht Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. After brief introductory chapters on skills to target, instructional strategies, behavior management, promoting generalization, etc., as well as a special chapter by Brenda Smith Myles on relevant characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, the reader is presented with the essence of this must-have resource: 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communications problems. The presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. A concluding chapter on promoting peer acceptance offers sensitivity training programs for both students of various age groups and school staff, making this a complete social skills training package for students of all ages.

Growing Friendships

A Kids’ Guide to Making and Keeping Friends
Author: Eileen Kennedy-Moore,Christine McLaughlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1582705887
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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"Children everywhere want to fit in with a group, resist peer pressure, and be good sports--but even the most socially adept children struggle at times. But after reading this ... guide on their own or with a caring adult, kids everywhere [may] be [more] equipped to face any friendship challenges that come their way"--Amazon.com.

Promoting Social Success

A Curriculum for Children with Special Needs
Author: Gary N. Siperstein,Emily Paige Rickards
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557666741
Category: Education
Page: 512
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Field-tested with 400 elementary school students, this curriculum focuses on developing the cognitive skills behind appropriate social behavior rather than teaching children a set of specific behaviors to enact.

Language for Thinking


Author: Stephen Parsons,Anna Branagan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351703722
Category: Education
Page: 194
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This photocopiable resource provides a clear structure to assist teachers, SENCOs, learning support assistants and speech language therapists in developing children's language from the concrete to the abstract. It is based on fifty picture and verbal scenarios that can be used flexibly with a wide range of ages and abilities. Quick, practical and easy to use in the classroom, this programme can be used with individual children, in small groups or can form the basis of a literacy lesson or speech language therapy session. Features: question sheets are carefully structured to promote children's development of inference, verbal reasoning and thinking skills; the three parallel assessments of spoken and written language can be used to assess each child's starting level and then to monitor progress; score forms and worksheets for each lesson are included. The book is particularly useful for children who are recognised as having delayed language skills, specific language impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger's Syndrome), pragmatic language impairment or moderate learning difficulties. The 2nd Edition is now in full colour throughout and has been updated with a simplified introduction. All illustrations and worksheets will now be available online. Features: full colour throughout; new and revised illustrations; simplified introduction; online resources; illustrations and worksheets.

Talkabout Relationships

Building Self-esteem & Relationship Skills
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780863884054
Category: Interpersonal relations
Page: 176
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Material devised to teach self esteem and relationship skills to students with disabilities.

Talkabout for Adults


Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135170186X
Category: Education
Page: 216
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alkabout Adults is a practical resource to help therapists or support staff to develop self-awareness and self-esteem in adults. It has been particularly aimed at adults with an intellectual disability (learning disability) or older children with special needs. It has been adapted from the Talkabout for Children: developing self-awareness and self-esteem book to be suitable for an older audience. This means that some of the activities are almost identical but a number of them have been adapted to be more appropriate. There are also some new activities such as the 'A book about me.' which enables the adults to make up a book over the course of the sessions that will summarise some keys personal facts. This can work well as an addition to a communication passport or equivalent, or can stand alone as an alternative. Talkabout for Adults is a stand-alone resource with approximately a year's worth of activities to develop self-awareness and self-esteem. It has 50 activities to do with adults and it has been successfully piloted at Speaking Space. It includes: a short assessment of self-awareness and self-esteem; a year's worth of work on self-awareness and self-esteem including 50 activities and some worksheets; practical suggestions to make your group work successful including 25 group cohesion activities, a plan for intervention, and forms for monitoring and evaluation. This resource continues to use the Talkabout hierarchical approach to teaching skills, that is, basic self-awareness skills are taught prior to more complex skills such as social skills and friendship skills. This also means that this resource is designed to be used logically from topic 1 through to topic 8. Most of the activities are more suited to working in a group setting but some of them can be adapted for one-to-one work. Alex Kelly is a speech and language therapist who specialises in working with children who have low self esteem, and difficulty with their social skills and friendship skills. She spent 23 years working as a speech and language therapist in the NNHS but now runs her own company - Alex Kelly Ltd. She provides social skills training and consultancy to schools and organisations across the UK and overseas. Her company also provides speech and language therapy in a number of special schools in eh south of England.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

What If Everybody Understood Child Development?

Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives
Author: Rae Pica
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506305156
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Understand the connection between how kids grow and how they learn After 35 years as an education consultant, Rae Pica knows the importance of understanding the natural course of child development. In this collection, she keeps kids front and center as she provides thought-provoking commentary and actionable insights on topics such as the Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Sure to inspire discussion, this pocket-size powerhouse of educational philosophy includes 29 short essays on topics critical to best practice in child development and education Opinions of experts supported by research and anecdotal evidence Real-life stories shared by teachers and parents References to related articles and interviews with experts

Bad Apple

A Tale of Friendship
Author: N.A
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 0147517486
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Forging a fast but unusual friendship with Will the worm, Mac, a young apple, is bullied by other apples who say that apples and worms are not supposed to like each other, a situation that compels Mac to stand up for himself.

Make Lemonade


Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805080704
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
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In order to earn money for college, fourteen-year-old LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother.

Talkabout Cards - Group Cohesion Games

Group Cohesion Activities
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780863888991
Category:
Page: 72
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This collection of 20 games designed to help group cohesion can be used to enhance a social skills activity or as warm up and finishing games. Fun, quick, easy to play and use the familiar Talkabout drawings for visual cues. Contents include: 20 group games. Each game card includes instructions for playing the game and colour coding to show which cards are best to use. A lot of the activities can be made easier or harder by increasing or decreasing the number of cards. 50 illustrated cards. These include 10 pictures in each category: animals, food, objects, actions and emotions and these have been colour coded for easy recognition.

A Box Full of Feelings


Author: Julia Moons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9789491916144
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Box Full of Feelings is designed to support the social-emotional development of children aged two to seven. The set is built around four basic feelings happy, sad, angry and afraid. The Box contains the basic material to get children involved in more than 20 different activities, all year round.

Talkabout for Teenagers

Developing Social and Emotional Communication Skills
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351687654
Category: Education
Page: 240
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This is a complete group work resource offering a hierarchical approach to teaching social and relationship skills to teenagers. Designed specifically for teenagers, this practical workbook provides ready-made material for running social and relationship skills groups with older children and young adults. Divided into five, hierarchical modules - self awareness and self esteem; body language; conversational skills; friendship skills; assertiveness skills- each module includes a teaching plan with worksheets and photocopies resources. It includes a short assessment to highlight the module that is most appropriate to teach and the skills within that module that are relevant. It provides a short guide to running successful social skills groups, for example, the numbers for each group, group rules, developing group cohesion, how to set up a role play. The Talkabout series is an extremely successful, hierarchical approach to teaching social skills and Talkabout for Teenagers is ideal for all professionals working with teenagers with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. 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 is a teacher in a secondary mainstream school. He was a community learning disability nurse for 10 years and left 6 years ago to pursue a career in teaching. He has a special interest in teaching children with social and behavioural difficulties and has supported several local initiatives to teach children social skills within secondary schools.