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Talking is for All

Talking is for All
How Children and Teenagers Develop Emotional Literacy

Second Edition
  • Betty Rudd - Teacher and Chartered Counselling Psychologist, East Sussex

200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In one volume, Talking Is for All provides updated new editions of Betty Rudd's three bestsellers: Talking is for Kids, Talking is for Us and Talking is for Teens.

Providing a unified approach for nurturing emotional development in youngsters between the ages of 4 and 19 years, this book and CD-ROM provide an activity and worksheet–packed resource for professionals working with children and adolescents. Implementation of an emotional literacy initiative within the whole school curriculum or in therapy sessions becomes practical for the facilitator and fun for the participants.

This book is ideal for working with young people in the classroom, within small groups, in therapeutic contexts. The author provides:

  • Practical activities and resources
  • Illustrations, stories, and cartoons
  • Assessment and record-keeping advice

Three age-appropriate sections include a description of the stages of emotional development and all the activities suited to that stage. This material combines theory and research findings on emotional health and puts them into a flexible, proactive program which supports emotional wellness and resiliency.

Introduction and structural overview
Emotional literacy overview
How to use the resources
Materials and resources
Part One Talking is for Kids - Emotional literacy for four to seven year olds
Record keeping
Stories and activities
Plans for using the worksheets
Part 2 Talking is for Us - Emotional literacy for eight to twelve year olds
Record keeping
Stories and activities
Plans for using the worksheets
Part 3 Talking is for Teens - Emotional literacy for thirteen to nineteen year olds
Record keeping
Stories and activities
Plans for using the worksheets
List of useful resources

With the continued focus on emotional well-being of children in the Children's Services sector, this is a useful text to support practitioners.

Mrs Sacha Mason
Department of Education Studies, Bishop Grosseteste College
October 1, 2010

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Part One PDF

Betty Rudd

Dr Betty Kyprianou Rudd is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Specialist Teacher. She retired as Press Officer for the BPS DCoP and has appeared in films, TV and radio. She is named as an expert in NVC and Emotional Literacy by the BPS and is listed in ‘‘Who’s Who in Research’, ‘Who’s Who in Health’ and ‘Who’s Who in the World’ for her outstanding contributions in her field of endeavour and thereby contributing to the betterment of society. More About Author

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