Social Skills (Day 1): Assessing and Developing Social Skills - Occupational Therapy

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.

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.

Providers Terms

  1. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and course fees must be paid prior to closing date to reserve a place.
  2. Payment of fees is not a guarantee for the event to be staged as planned. Should the event be cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be made to all registered participants and no other claims are allowed. The organizer disclaims responsibility should any change in the event occur for any reason.
  3. Participants to the course are not allowed to split registration for different persons.
  4. For 1 full day seminar, only one set of meal entitlement per day shall be given to the registered participants. For half day seminar, only coffee and tea will be provided.
  5. Food served will be “no pork and no lard”.
  6. No refund of fees for participant cancellations including medical leave but substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences.
  7. Registration will be taken as confirmed upon receipt of payment or issuance of invoice. Any cancellation will not be allowed. However, substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment must be received by due date, before attendance of training.
  8. All information provided in this form is accurate up to the closing date of normal registration.



Early Bird

USD $410


Normal Rate

USD $447



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Contact Hours:

7.0 hrs


Mon, 28 November 2022

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Days






Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium


317 Outram Rd,
Singapore, Singapore,
Singapore, 169075

Bridging Talents



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.

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