Developing Social Skills (Digital Book)

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100s of Proven Practical Ideas & Time Savers for busy teachers and families teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays

 

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Introduction

10 Tips to Remember …………………………………………………………… 5
Getting Started with Social Skills and Social Behaviours ………….. 7
How to use this book ………………………………………………………………. 8
Easy Ways To Include Social Skills in your Everyday Activities ……10
Different Ways of Teaching ………………………………………………………11
Ways to Motivate and Reward Social Skill Learning ……………………12.

Chapter 1 - Communication

Communication ……………………………………… 14
Using Ones Voice ……………………………………… 15
Templates – How Loud is my voice? ……………. 16
Body Language ……………………………………………17
Facial Expression and Body Language ………… 18
Personal Space …………………………………………..19
Social Script – Bumping into other People …….21
Eye Contact ………………………………………………22
Social Script – Eye Contact ………………………23
Greetings ………………………………………………24

Chapter 2 - Greeting Activities

Social Script – Greeting Someone for the First Time That Day ..26
Farewells or Good-byes …………………………………………………….28
Farewell Activity …………………………………………………………….. 30
Social Script – Farewells or Goodbyes …………………………………31
High Five ……………………………………………………………32
Social Script – High Five ………………………………………33

Chapter 3 - Conversations

What is a Conversation? …………………………………………………. 34
Social Script – Rules of Conversation …………………………………. 35
When Can I have a Conversation Activity …………………………… 36
Conversation Starters ………………………………………………….. 37
Conversation Topic Books ……………………………………………. 38
Conversation Ideas with Friends Book ………………………………. 39
Keeping on Topic ……………………………………………………………. 40
Mind Map for Keeping on Topic ………………………………………. 41

Chapter 4 - Waiting

Waiting ……………………………………………………………………….42
Waiting for my Turn to Talk …………………………………………44
Social Script – Waiting for my Turn to Talk …………………….45
Social Script – When the Teacher is Talking …………………..46
Social Script – When I Want to Say Something in Class …… 47
When to Ask for Help …………………………………………………….. 49

Chapter 5 - Friendship and Playground

Making Friends and Being One ………………………….. 50
Ideas for Getting Children into Groups …………………. 52
Discussion on Making Friends and Being One ………… 53
Friendly Things to Do & Unfriendly Things to Do ……54
Social Script – Being a Good Friend ……………………… 56
Taking Turns ………………………………………………………..57
Whose Turn is it? ………………………………………………… 58
Being on the Playground Successfully …………………… 59
Flow Chart – Can I Play? ……………………………………… 61
Social Script – Can I Play Please? …………………………..62
Playtime Plan ……………………………………………………….63
Solving Problems …………..…………………………………… 64
I Can Solve Problems …………………………………………… 65
Being a ‘Good Sport’ ………………………………………………66
Social Script – Being a ‘Good Sport’ ………………………67
Worksheet – Being a ‘Good Sport’ ……….……………………68
Working with Another Person …………………………………… 69

Chapter 6 - Making Mistakes

Making Mistakes ………………………………………………………………… 70
Social Script – When I make a Social Mistake …………………………71
Social Script – It is Okay to Make Mistakes …………………………… 72
Social Script – Being Corrected When I Make a Mistake ………… 73

Chapter 7 - When to Tell and Lying

Knowing when to ‘Tell’ a Teacher or other Adult ……………74
Social Script – Knowing When to Tell ……………………………75
Knowing When to Tell a Teacher or Other Adult Activity …76
Lying …………………………………………………………………………77
Discussion on Lying ……………………………………………………78

Chapter 8 - Feelings

Feelings – Introduction ………………………………………………79
Process of Teaching a Feeling ……………………………………… 80
Step 1: Body Template … (example Angry) ……………………… 82
Step 2: When I am ….. (example Angry) ………………………… 84
Step 3: Brainstorm Words that Mean …. (example Angry)…86
Step 4: Thermometer…. (example Angry) ………………………… 88
Step 5: Things that Make Me Feel …. (example Angry) ………90
I Know My Feelings …………………………………………………………92
Using Schedules and Timers …………………………………………… 93
Teaching the Peer Group ………………………………………………… 94
Recommended Resources ……………………………………………… 95
More Social Skills Resources ……………………………………………96
References …………………………………………………………………… 97
Index ……………………………………………………….…………………… 98

Sue Larkey MA Spec Ed

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Sue Larkey is unashamedly passionate about her mission – to inspire parents and educators and teach them how to Make it a Success.

Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the education system having taught both as a primary school teacher and a special education teacher. She is a highly qualified educator who has taught students with autism spectrum disorder in the mainstream and special schools. She combines practical experience with extensive research having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education.

Author of 16 Books on ASD

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