Talkabout – Talkabout is programme that can be run over the school year and focuses on developing ‘self awareness and self esteem’, ‘social skills’ and ‘friendship skills’. There are three books. The programme starts with Book 1, an assessment is completed and the programme runs for approx a year. At the end of the year the assessment is repeated. If the students skills have developed enough they will move on to Book 2, if not the next year they will repeat book 1. The programme has a set structure and planned activities. It is designed to be run as a small class or group.
Narrative – Narrative is a spoken or written account of events that can make a story. In order to tell a story you need to be able to know ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’ and ‘what happened’. At Regency we use Blacksheep Press Narrative programme to explore these components so that students learn to retell stories and then move retelling events they have experienced and coming up with their own ideas for stories.