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

A Social Communication Skills Package
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351702033
Category: Education
Page: 336
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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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Talkabout for Children

Developing Self Awareness and Self Esteem
Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863888274
Category: Self-esteem in children
Page: 220
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Developing self awareness and self esteem.This practical resource is packed with activities and games for developing self awareness and self esteem. 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.The book includes the following: Over 40 activities to develop self awareness and self esteem A CD with colour versions of the activities to print out and use A year’s teaching plan to help teachers incorporate groups into the school curriculum A short introduction to working with children with low self esteem and social skills difficulties A short assessment of self awareness and self esteem 25 excellent group cohesion activities to use within in your groups 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. The children in particular love the new Talkabout characters that are introduced to help them understand some of the concepts. This is certainly a must have for anyone working with young children or children with special needs on self awareness or self esteem.

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.

Emotional Agility

Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life
Author: Susan A. David
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592409490
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 274
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"The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year"--

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 Cards - Self Awareness Game


Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780863889011
Category:
Page: 51
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This title features 20 group games to encourage self awareness and effective social skills. Fun, quick and easy to play, this game features the familiar Talkabout drawings to provide visual cues. Contents 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. It offers 51 illustrated cards. These include 10 pictures in each category: physical appearance, personality, topics, qualities and emotions - these have been colour coded for easy recognition.

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.

Working with Adults with a Learning Disability


Author: Alex Kelly
Publisher: Speechmark Publishing
ISBN: 9780863884139
Category: Learning disabled
Page: 350
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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 discussion, practical suggestions and formats for assessment, a guide to intervention as well as a clear and worked-out example. In addition, the author addresses staff training, group therapy, accessing the criminal justice system and working with a multi-disciplinary team.

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.