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Talkabout for Children 2 - Developing Social Skills

Sep 2011
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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 social skills.  Social competence is an essential aspect of our quality of life and this resource will help you to develop these skills in young children. The book includes:

  • Over 60 activities to develop social skills in body language, conversations and assertiveness
  • A CD with colour versions of the activities to print out and use
  • A two year teaching plan to help teachers incorporate groups into the school curriculum
  • A short introduction to working with children with social skills difficulties
  • An assessment of social skills and planning sheet for intervention
  • 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. Puppets and animals bring some of the concepts to life and new Talkabout characters help the children to learn these essential skills. This is certainly a must have for anyone working with young children or children with special needs on social skills.


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Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly is a speech and language therapist with 28 years' experience of working with people who have difficulties with their social skills, self-esteem or friendships. She is the author of the best-selling TALKABOUT resources and has also written text books on communication. She now runs her own business which is based in Hampshire, UK, called Alex Kelly Ltd, providing social skills training and speech and language therapy. More recently she has also set up a unique day service, 'Speaking Space,' for young adults with autism or a learning disability where people can come for the day to develop their social communication and independence skills. Alex is well known for her work and passion in the field of social skills and lectures internationally. Visit her website