Talkabout for Adults

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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

A Social Communication Skills Package

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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 1

Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem

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Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351631322

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.

Pictures of Health

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Author: Noreen Wetton,Margaret Collins

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 9780947882952

Category: Citizenship

Page: 72

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Pictures of Health offers essential and imaginative ideas and activities to enrich the teaching of PSHE with children aged OJFL years. Provides an interesting variety of ways to deliver and display childrens work in PSHE.

Something to Talk about

Creative Booktalking for Adults

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Author: Ann-Marie Cyr,Kellie M. Gillespie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810854368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 123

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Provides readers with step-by-step instructions for creating their own booktalk for adults with eighty-eight examples.

Talkabout for Teenagers

Developing Social and Emotional Communication Skills

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Author: Alex Kelly,Brian Sains

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351631195

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Talkabout for Teenagers is a bestselling professional workbook supporting educators and therapists who deliver social and relationship skills groups for older children and young adults with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. It is a complete group work resource that offers a hierarchical approach, with ready-made material to assist teaching social and relationship skills specifically to older children and young adults. Resources include: an assessment framework planning and evaluation forms 37 structured session guides focussing on self-awareness and self-esteem, body language, conversational skills, friendship skills and assertiveness 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 Activities

Developing Social Communication Skills

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Author: Alex Kelly

Publisher: Speechmark Publishing

ISBN: 9780863884047

Category: Communication

Page: 246

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Following many requests by teachers and clinicians, Talkabout Activities has been developed by the author of the successful Talkabout to provide practical activities for social skills training. Containing 225 group activities, this excellent resource is aimed primarily at people familiar with Talkabout, although it can be used by anyone running social skills groups and will complement other social-skills training programmes.The first section includes general group cohesion activities that can be used at any stage as starting or finishing activities. The remainder of the resource is divided into six different levels, covering self- and other awareness; awareness of communication; body language; the way we talk; conversational skills; and assertiveness. Each level is structured so that there are activities that correspond to every skill and worksheet within Talkabout. These activities can be used to prompt group discussion or to practice relevant skills, but also can be used as starting or finishing activities.Within each group activity, the resource outlines any required materials and preparation and which are the relevant Talkabout worksheets, for those using Talkabout as the framework for their social skills training.Illustrated by the author, this book can be used with children, adolescents or adults and will be an invaluable resource to anyone running social skills groups."The attributes of practical, pertinent and well paced apply to both of these resources." Canadian Association of OTs

The Lexicon in Acquisition

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Author: Eve V. Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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Eve Clark argues for the centrality of the lexicon in language and language acquisition. She looks at the hypotheses children draw on about possible word meanings, and how they map their meanings onto forms. Starting with children's emerging knowledge of conventional words and meanings, she takes up their growing knowledge of word structure as reflected in their formation of new words. The Lexicon in Acquisition synthesizes Professor Clark's widely respected work in the field, and will interest linguists, psychologists, and cognitive scientists.

Teaching Adults

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Author: Alan Rogers,Rogers Alan Horrocks Naomi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335240364

Category: Education

Page: 362

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The current edition of Teaching Adults, 3e provides an overview of teaching adults in a range of different contexts.

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults

Criminal Justice and Adult Protection

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Author: Jacki Pritchard

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428586

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work. It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and crucial national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. Issues covered include confidentiality and information-sharing in adult protection work, capacity issues, police investigations, financial abuse, advocacy, witness support and honour-based violence. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies and good practice points. This book will be essential reading for anyone working with vulnerable adults, including health and social care workers, care managers, support workers, volunteers, advocates, police, probation staff, prison staff, lawyers training officers and students.