Alex Kelly is a speech and language therapist with nearly 30 years’ experience of working with people who have difficulties with their social skills, self-esteem and their relationships. She is best known for being the author of the hugely popular TALKABOUT resources which are practical books to help staff to develop social skills. She spent 23 years working in the NHS but now runs her own business jointly with her husband. She provides training and consultancy work in social skills and spends much of her time working in schools to help them develop social skills in an effective and measurable way. As a company, they have developed a way to set social skills targets and measure and report on progress and this is forming the basis of some research into the effectiveness of social skills work in schools. Several of their schools have had excellent feedback because of this from Ofsted (the inspector of schools in England) and Estyn (the inspector of schools in Wales). She is also currently writing a text book on social skills and is continuing to develop resources in all areas of social skills. She lectures internationally and is well known for being inspirational and passionate in her work with people who have disabilities.
Alex enjoys passing on her wealth of knowledge in social skills and is happy to travel anywhere to do any form of training for example for parents, staff or professionals. She is also happy to work practically in helping you assess social skills and plan intervention or to plan a whole school or service approach. Hopefully the content of this section of the website will give you the information you need, but if it doesn’t, please do email or telephone Alex.