The Socially Speaking book will help you to introduce and practice the skills children need to develop and maintain relationships and to lead independent lives. It is a unique social skills programme which lasts a whole year and is divided into three units: let's communicate, let's be friends and let's practise. As children progress through the carefully structure programme, their self-esteem will increase, their listening skills and expressive language abilities will improve, and everyone will benefit from enhanced social interaction with the class. Socially Speaking contains teaching notes, photocopiable A4 illustrated worksheets, assessment and evaluation forms.
The Socially Speaking Game is designed to complement the Socially Speaking book, and focuses on social interaction in 3 key areas: home, school and the wider community. Through a variety of role-play and problem-solving activities, children are given the opportunity to practise vital skills such as listening, turn taking, giving compliments, asking questions, making telephone calls and conveying emotions. Contains game board, 100 question cards, playing pieces and teacher's notes. Ideal for 3-6 players at Key Stage 1 & 2, plus older children with special needs.