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Talkabout Social Skills Pack

$159.95 inc GST $145.41 ex GST

The hugely popular Talkabout, photocopiable manual, provides a framework for the development of social skills. Beginning with a basic assessment to evaluate the client’s selfness, as well as the awareness of others. It can also be used running models of social skills training programmes.

The Talkabout Social Skills Pack includes:

Talkabout: A Social Communication Skills Package 

Talkabout for Adults

SKU: 240319 - 123 Categories: , , Ages: Adult Language: English

Product overview

The hugely popular Talkabout, photocopiable manual, provides a framework for the development of social skills. Beginning with a basic assessment to evaluate the client’s selfness, as well as the awareness of others. It can also be used running models of social skills training programmes.

 

The Talkabout Social Skills Pack includes:

 

Talkabout: A Social Communication Skills Package – 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 focusing 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.

Talkabout for Adults – This practical resource helps 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 Talkabout for Children: Developing Self-awareness and Self-esteem 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.