The third title in the successful Talkabout series, 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.
Was 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.
Illustrated by the author, this hands-on groupwork resource is ideal for speech language therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, community learning disability nurses and anyone working in the field of learning disability.
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Alex Kelly works in Hampshire on the New Forest Community Learning Disability Health Team for adults with learning disabilities. She qualified from the Central School of Speech Drama in 1985 and has since worked predominantly with adults and children with learning disabilities.
She is the author of the highly successful Talkabout (Speechmark, 1996) and Talkabout Activities (Speechmark, 2003). Alex also co-authored the Personal Communicaion Plan (PCP) in 1991, which has since been revised for inclusion in Working with Adults with a Learning Disability (Speechmark, 2000).