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Alex Kelly is Coming to the North!

Alex Kelly Social Skills Training Lancashire

Alex Kelly is Coming to the North!

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ASSESSING & TEACHING SOCIAL SKILLS, SELF ESTEEM & FRIENDSHIP SKILLS

A 3 day course by Alex Kelly

Dates: 7th, 8th, 9th March 2017

Venue: 243-245 Clifton Drive South
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
FY8 1HW

An Introduction

The importance of being socially skilled cannot be over estimated.  We all need these skills to communicate effectively in order to listen to others, to express ourselves, to be taken seriously and to make friends.  And we know that social competence contributes to quality of life and has been repeatedly demonstrated to be a critical variable in predicting success in future life.  However not all children develop social competence naturally.  Some children are socially unskilled and require intervention.  So what can be done to help them? Where do you start and how can it be done?

The first day is an introduction to social skills – where to start and what can be done to develop social skills. Days 2 and 3 aim to give the participants the practical skills to assess and teach social skills, self esteem and relationship skills.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is aimed at people who work with children with social skills difficulties – for example: speech and language therapists, teachers, teaching assistants, psychologists, and OTs. It may also be of interest to parents.

Who is Alex Kelly?

Alex Kelly is a speech and language therapist with 27 years’ experience of working with people with social skills difficulties.  She is the author of the best selling TALKABOUT resources and runs her own business providing social skills training and consultancy work and her company provides speech and language therapy into 10 local special schools. She also has recently set up a new service in the UK called Speaking Space, which is a small Day Service for adults with learning disabilities and autism.  She is well known for being inspirational and passionate in her work with people who have disabilities.

A recent quote about her training

‘I just wanted to say thanks for a really good thorough workshop. It’s not always that you come away from something feeling not only inspired but also resourced enough to feel that you can go away and implement immediately. I’m really looking forward to setting everything up at my school and I will let you know how it all goes’ (Helen Clarke, SLT, Jan 2011)

‘The most useful & enjoyable training session I have done in 20 years! Brilliant!’ (Gwynne Owen, North Wales, 2012)

An Outline of the 3 Days

This 3 day course introduces the participants to social skills and what can be done about social inadequacy.  It covers how to assess social skills and plan intervention and an introduction to the different methods of teaching social skills.  It covers how to set up and run social skills groups effectively and use other methods of social skills interventions such as social stories. It also covers how to measure the effectiveness of what you are providing by setting targets and recording outcomes. It offers opportunity to practise skills involved in running effective group therapy and in particular, modelling behaviours and role plays.  It also addresses the link between self-esteem, friendship skills and social skills. It covers the skills in forming and maintaining relationships and the difference between difficulties with social skills, relationship skills and low self-esteem. It offers practical ideas for developing self-esteem and relationship skills.

Day 1

  • An introduction to social skills
  • The theory behind the hierarchy of skills
  • Assessing self-awareness and self esteem
  • Developing self-awareness and self esteem

Day 2

  • Assessing social skills
  • The four step plan to planning effective intervention
  • Strategies to develop social skills
  • Running social skills groups
  •  Activities to develop social skills

Day 3

  • Reassessing skills and evidencing progress
  • An introduction to self-esteem and relationships
  • The link with social skills
  • Developing friendship skills
  • Developing relationship skills

Cost

Early Booking rate ending 16th January 2017: £280 inclusive of VAT

Usual Rate: £330 inclusive of VAT

Student Rate: £225 inclusive of VAT

Payments may be paid within three installments, but this is not inclusive of the early booking rate. The full rate payment can be split into 3 installments due:

December 2016 = £110

January 2017 = £110

February 2017= £110

Please note, if booked between 01/01/2017 and 16/01/2017, both December and January payments will be due.

Please watch our promotional video below for more details.

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Alex Kelly is coming to the North!

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