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A4 (297 x 10mm), 172pp Wire-o-bound: ISBN 978-0-86388-405-4 ORDER CODE D11-002-5118 GBP39.99

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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).


"This accessible book would be very useful for anyone in the multidisciplinary team. The activities are relevant and the specific situation cards and lists can be used as presented or individualised for a particular group." RCSLT Bulletin "A welcome addition to social skills work with adolescents in mainstream secondary schools." Speech Language Therapy in Practice "Another excellent sourcebook form a publisher who clearly knows their market and produces for it." British Book Design Production Awards "The attributes of practical, pertinent and well paced apply to both of these resources." Canadian Association of OT's "The authors include a well-written introduction...this accessible book would be particularly useful to staff who have just begun to lead groups." - RCSLT Bulletin "[This] well-presented package. Each section is well structured...would be a welcome addition to social skills work with adolescents in mainstream secondary schools."- Sue Lawrence, Senior SLT, Speech & Language Therapy in Practice "Well-structured resource...numerous worksheets." - Care and Health Magazine "Layout of the manual is very good...a programme such as this is most welcome". - Frontline "Like the format and the worksheets are nice and clear...good as a weekly activity." - Jan Burley, Bardwell School, Bicester

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