Social Skills Games for Children
By (author) Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier
Foreword by Jannet A. Wright
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Social Skills Games for Children by Deborah M. Plummer
Book DescriptionPraise for the author: 'Deborah Plummer uses imagination and empowerment to move children and adults from discouragement to success.' - The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review 'Deborah Plummer shows a fundamental respect for a child's integrity whilst making sure her language and ideas are accessible to a wide range of people.' - Afasic News Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this practical handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and reflect constructively on children's social skills. The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. Deborah Plummer addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning differences, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children to reinforce the skills explored in the games. This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843106173
(246mm x 173mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deborah M. Plummer
Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem, Paperback (May 2014)
Brimming with innovative ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem, this fully updated and expanded new edition of Deborah M. Plummer's popular resource is an indispensable aid to those working with adolescents and young adults. The easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets are suitable for work with individuals and with groups.
Focusing and Calming Games for Children, Paperback (June 2012)
A book of games and activities to help children to focus, concentrate, and stay calm. The book includes a comprehensive but accessible theory section, and a host of games and activities suitable for use with groups or individual children aged 5-12. Ideas for adaptation for children with attention and concentration difficulties are included.
Helping Children to Improve Their Communication Skills, Paperback (February 2011)
This book is full of ideas to help children aged 4 -11 with a speech or language delay or disorder. It is packed with activities to develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, and non-verbal communication. Tips for personalising and shaping the activities are also provided, and a comprehensive theory section.
Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Deborah M. Plummer
Plummer offers over 100 activities aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties.
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Author Biography - Deborah M. Plummer
Deborah M. Plummer is the best-selling author of Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem, Second Edition; Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem; Self-Esteem Games for Children; Anger Management Games for Children; The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise: A Self-Esteem Story with Activities for Teachers, Parents and Carers and Using Interactive Imagework with Children, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She is a registered speech and language therapist and imagework practitioner with over 20 years' experience of facilitating groups and working individually with both children and adults. Formerly a clinical lead therapist working within the NHS, she now lectures at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and runs workshops and short courses on the uses of imagery and issues of self-esteem in the UK and internationally.
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