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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Social Skills (Day 1) : Assessing and developing social skills

The importance of being socially skilled cannot be over-estimated. We all need these skills to communicate effectively to listen to others, to express ourselves, to be taken seriously and to make friends. 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 people struggle with their social skills and require intervention.

Dates:10 Jun 2019 (Mon)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Alex Kelly

Alex is a speech and language therapist with over 30 years’ experience of working with people with social skills difficulties. She is the author of the best-selling TALKABOUT resources and has just had her 13th book published: ‘Social Skills: developing effective interpersonal communication’. She lectures internationally, and this will be her 3rd visit to Singapore. She runs her own business in the UK offering training and consultancy in social skills, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy in over 40 schools, and a day service for adults with autism.

Course Outline

This training will introduce you to social skills and what can be done about social skills difficulties. It is a practical and interactive course and so you will not only come away with the theory on how to work with people in the most effective way, but you will also have the confidence to start working with them immediately. There is a mixture of lecturing, videos and practical exercises to keep you engaged, interested and amused. This is Day 1 of a 2-day course, but participants have the option to just attend Day 1. Areas cover include :

  1. Assessing social skills… Where do I start?
  2. Teaching social skills… How do I teach it and which approach will work best?
  3. Measuring effectiveness… How can I set targets and measure progress?
Course Objectives

In Day 1, participants will learn how to:

  1. Define social skills and social competence and describe why social incompetence can occur.
  2. Assess social skills and plan where to start.
  3. Define social skills in the context of the hierarchical model of intervention.
  4. Set targets and measure the effectiveness of intervention.
  5. Plan the appropriate intervention using the 4-step approach: behaviour, environment, motivation and strategy.
Who Can Benefit?

This course is suitable for anyone working with children or adults who struggle with their social skills and who want to promote social interaction and social development. It will be of interest to teachers / educators, teaching assistants / aids, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists.


‘Alex is a vibrant, energetic presenter who had me enthralled. She is incredibly generous with her ideas and suggestions. One of the best workshops I have ever attended – and I go to lots! Thanks!’ - Clinical Psychologist, Sydney, 2016

‘All in all, Alex, what a wonderful world for kids it would be if your social skills programme were in all schools across the continents’ - Parent, Melbourne, 2016

‘It is eye-opening to break down social skills, something so subjective, into objective measures’ - SLT, Penang, 2018

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)/pax/seminar
29 Mar 2019 420
Normal Till Full 480

2 Courses Bundle

Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)/pax
29 Mar 2019 780
Normal Till Full 880

3 Courses Bundle

Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)/pax
29 Mar 2019 1100
Normal Till Full 1200