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Author Schamroth, Karin
Title SmiLE therapy [electronic resource] : functional communication and social skills for deaf students and students with special needs / Karin Schamroth with Emma Lawlor
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (v, 189 p.)
Series Speechmark practical therapy resource
Speechmark practical therapy resource
Note Originally published in 2015 by Speechmark Publishing Ltd
Includes bibliographical references
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Theory and key elements of smiLE Therapy; Introduction; Delivering smiLE Therapy; Part 2 Preparing and running smiLE Therapy modules; Introduction; Step 1 Preparing for a module; Step 2 Initial filming of the communication task; Step 3 Running each group session; Step 4 Creating the Communication Skills Checklist (CSC); Step 5 Teaching, practising and learning skills through role play; Step 6 Watching initial filmed task and self-evaluating; Step 7 Role playing, problem solving and the start of generalisation
Step 8 Final filming of the communication task and self-evaluatingStep 9 Generalisation; Step 10 Demonstrating smiLE Therapy outcomes; AQA Unit Award Scheme accreditation; Part 3 The modules; Introduction; Module 1 Clarification skills; Module 2 Entering and leaving an office; Module 3 Entering and leaving a shop; Module 4 Requesting in an office and using the Hierarchy of Communication Strategies (HoCS); Module 5 Requesting and refusing in an office; Module 6 Requesting in a shop and using the Hierarchy of Communication Strategies (HoCS)
Module 7 Independent travel -- communicating at a train or an underground stationModule 8 Work experience -- meeting your supervisor; Part 4 SmiLE Therapy with other client groups; Introduction; Case Study 1: smiLE Therapy in a mainstream primary school; Case Study 2: smiLE Therapy in a mainstream secondary school; Case Study 3: smiLE Therapy in a Special Needs Department of a post-16 college; Outlook for smiLE Therapy; Appendices; Appendix 1 Explaining 'I'm deaf'; Appendix 2 Taking responsibility; Appendix 3 Hierarchy of Communication Strategies (HoCS)
Appendix 4 Additional materials to support smiLE Therapy modulesAppendix 5 Letters and consent forms; Appendix 6 Feedback forms; Appendix 7 Templates for writing up smiLE Therapy outcome measures and audits; Appendix 8 Abbreviations; References
Students with communication difficulties need skills to communicate functionally in everyday situations, without the usual support and protection from home and school. These skills need to be explicitly taught, to enable them to become confident young adults. Smile Therapy is an innovative therapy designed to equip students with the skills necessary to become responsible individuals who operate at the highest level of independence that their circumstances and condition allow. Teachers and speech and language therapists have always included functional life skills practice in their work with students. Now, for the first time, they can do so using a therapy with a proven method that has demonstrable outcomes. This book is a practical step-by-step resource, designed to guide teachers and SLTs in the delivery of Smile Therapy with students who have communication difficulties due to deafness, specific language impairment, learning difficulties, autism or physical disability. Features: a clear step-by-step approach to preparing, running and evaluating Smile Therapy, with photocopiable resources. clear outcome measures from each module to share with parents, staff, education and health managers
Subject Deaf -- Means of communication
People with disabilities -- Means of communication
Alt Author Lawlor, Emma
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