Talkabout Relationships - Book
From the widely used Talkabout series, created by Speech Therapist Alex Kelly. Talkabout is a complete programme that develops self-esteem, social skills and friendship skills. It is based on teaching children in groups in school or college but can be adapted for 1:1 sessions or at home. The programme uses a hierarchical method of developing skills where basic or foundation skills are taught before more complicated skills.
Talkabout Relationships reflects current literature and research on developing relationships for people with learning disabilities, and aims, through groupwork, to improve self-esteem and relationship skills in people who are having difficulties in making or maintaining friends. This highly illustrated, practical resource is designed to help teachers or therapists to work through self-esteem and relationship skills within a group setting in a structured way.
Originally written for young adults with a learning disability, it has also been used successfully with children with learning disabilities and those who present with social skills difficulties. Includes a staff rating assessment of a client's relationship skills and criteria for inclusion in a relationships group, as well as a self-esteem assessment and a self-rating assessment of relationship skills.
Contains illustrated, photocopiable group activities and worksheets to address self-image, identity and self-confidence as well as the different types of relationship, the qualities of friends and some of the skills involved in improving and developing relationships.