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.

TALKABOUT FOR TEENAGERS US /E


Author: Alex Kelly,Brian Sains
Publisher: Speechmark Publishing
ISBN: 9781911186229
Category: Education
Page: 242
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Talkabout for Teenagers is a comprehensive, tried and tested program of professional resources to help you deliver group sessions on social and relationship skills for teenagers with social, emotional or behavioral difficulties. The program follows the long established Talkabout hierarchy, building self-awareness and self-esteem first, then moving on to non-verbal communication, talking, friendship and assertiveness. A social skills assessment framework enables you to evaluate a young person's social skills and identify where to start work. The huge range of activities, group discussions and handouts for each level of the program mean that you have everything you need to deliver a successful social skills curriculum. Group cohesion activities help you to ensure that all participants benefit fully from attending your group sessions. Suitable for Speech and Language Pathologists, Teachers, Social Workers, Child Psychologists and School Counselors, Talkabout for Teenagers has been thoroughly updated and edited for a US audience. From the foreword by Debbie Meringolo MA, MS and Nancy Tarshis MA, MS, CCC/SLP of Social Thinking This next installment of a proven social communication skills curriculum series does not disappoint! The straightforward writing, clear protocols for assessment and practical guidance are exactly what busy teachers and therapists need to help them plan and implement social learning lessons for students.

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 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.

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.

Talkabout for Children 1 (Second Edition)

Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351631322
Category:
Page: N.A
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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.

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 2 (Second Edition)

Developing Social Skills
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351631292
Category:
Page: N.A
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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 for Children 3 (Second Edition)

Developing Friendship Skills
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351631268
Category:
Page: N.A
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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 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 25 structured activity sessions focussing on friendship 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 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 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 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.

The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development
Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 0615302467
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 103
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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

The Social Success Workbook for Teens

Skill-building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger's Disorder & Other Social-skill Problems
Author: Barbara Cooper,Nancy Widdows
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572246146
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 132
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This professional edition includes both the Instant Help book and a companion CD that offers the complete book and printable worksheets for your clients. Activities to Help Kids Grow Up Happy and Healthy Despite Difficult Family Changes Divorce hurts. That doesn't mean it has to have a lifelong effect. The Divorce Workbook for Children gives kids the skills they need to express the grief and anger that go along with divorce, stay on the sidelines of parental fights, and deal with the many practical changes that divorce brings. It also helps them explore their feelings about parents dating again or remarrying and, most importantly, helps them to realize that the divorce is not their fault. The Divorce Workbook for Children is a tool kit that helps any child come through their parents' divorce unscathed. It is appropriate for kids between the ages of six and twelve.

Time Matters

A Practical Resource to Develop Time Concepts and Self-Organisation Skills in Older Children and Young People
Author: Janet Pembery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351701924
Category: Education
Page: 322
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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 these skills have been acquired at an earlier age. This practical resource: - Helps to teach the essential skills needed to carry out a range of time-related concepts e.g. telling the time on a clock. - Can be used by older children, young people and adults who have learned some of the key concepts but need more in-depth knowledge, further practice, or opportunities to practise skills in a functional way. - Includes case studies and the rationale for working on different aspects of time, teaching worksheets and also practical strategies and activities to develop life skills which affect us all e.g. making and keeping appointments, travelling, using calendars and diaries etc. - Can be used in a range of settings including: Education, Health and Social Care.

Parenting a Teen Girl

A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter
Author: Lucie Hemmen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 160882215X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 184
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It’s not easy to be a teen girl, and it’s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today’s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed? Parenting a Teen Girl is a guide for busy parents who want bottom-line information and tips that make sense—and work. It also offers scripts to improve communication, and exercises to navigate stressful interactions with skill and compassion. Whether your teen girl is struggling with academic pressure, social difficulties, physical self-care, or technology overload, this book offers practical advice to help you connect with your teen girl. Parents and teens alike can enjoy a positive connection once common parent-teen pitfalls are replaced with solid understanding and strategies that work. In this book, you will learn how to: •Maximize your teen’s healthy development •Understand what underlies her moods and behavior •Implement strategies for positive results •Communicate effectively about difficult issues •Enjoy and appreciate time with your teen daughter

Dude, That's Rude!

(Get Some Manners)
Author: Pamela Espeland,Elizabeth Verdick
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428199
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Kids today need manners more than ever, and Dude, That’s Rude! makes it fun and easy to get some. Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations—at home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall, and more. Kids learn Power Words to use and P.U. Words to avoid, why their family deserves their best manners, and the essentials of e-tiquette (politeness online). It seems like light reading, but it’s serious stuff: Manners are major social skills, and this book gives kids a great start.

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.

The PEERS® Curriculum for School Based Professionals

Social Skills Training for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Elizabeth A. Laugeson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136239618
Category: Education
Page: 312
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The PEERS® Curriculum for School-Based Professionals brings UCLA's highly acclaimed and widely popular PEERS program into the school setting. This sixteen-week program, clinically proven to significantly improve social skills and social interactions among teens with autism spectrum disorder, is now customized for the needs of psychologists, counselors, speech pathologists, administrators, and teachers. The manual is broken down into clearly divided lesson plans, each of which have concrete rules and steps, corresponding homework assignments, plans for review, and unique, fun activities to ensure that teens are comfortable incorporating what they've learned. The curriculum also includes parent handouts, tips for preparing for each lesson, strategies for overcoming potential pitfalls, and the research underlying this transformative program.

The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Author: Joel Shaul
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009001
Category: Education
Page: 72
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This inventive colour picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Engines are like greetings; they get the train going. Freight wagons are like different speakers' turns; it is good to have at least a few when you are in conversation. A set of points guiding a train from one track to another is like a tactful change in the topic of conversation. When a conversation veers off-topic it is like a derailed train. As well as attractive colour photographs of trains, the book contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and colouring pages to help promote skill generalisation. This highly visual approach to conversation is ideally suited to children with ASDs aged approximately 5-13.