A practical guide to setting up and running social skills training groups. Based on well-established therapeutic principles, it contains essential and adaptable ideas for activities which are intended to facilitate social communication skills. The authors are an occupational therapist and two speech therapists. Their combined experience ensures that this book acts as a stimulus and reference for therapists and trainers working with clients who need to develop more effective social communication skills. It also contains 90 ideas, projects and practical activities for group leaders.
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Sue Hutchings is currently working as a lecturer at Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy, Oxford. A professional interest in social communication skills has mainly developed from an educational perspective. Previously, she has worked as an occupational therapist in mental health, both in a psychiatric hospital and in the community. Jayne Comins has skills in speech therapy, counselling and occupational and organizational pychology. She is currently Information Officer at the College of Speech and Language Therapists and specialises in voice disorders at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London. She has experience of organizing and running groups in hospitals, homes and day centres and helped to establish a mental health team assisting clients back into the community. Judy Offiler is an experienced speech therapist who developed an interest in social communication skills particularly through her last post in London, which involved working in 'Care in the Community' projects with adults who have a learning. She is now employed by South Tees Health Authority and continues to work with clients who have learning difficulties.Review:
"Well presented and stimulating to read... the instructions for activities are easy to follow." - Sarah Donoghue, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic British Journal of Occupational Therapy 'This is an intriguing book' - Therapy Weekly 'Its strengths lie in its clear presentation and organisation, and the wealth and variety of activities suggested.' - CSLT Bulletin 'It is a tool box full of ideas' - Nick Moore, Care Weekly
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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001453758