Social Skills

How to Prepare for a Community Trip

Woohoo! You are taking a community trip! Awesome. You are going to have so much fun and your student will have a great learning experience. Now before you head out the door there are a few must-dos! Even though this isn't your traditional "field trip" like going to...

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My Game Closet: What’s Inside?

I love a good board game. I loved them as a child, love them as a teacher & clinician, and even love them as an adult at a game night 😉 Today I want to share some of my tried and true favorite games. My caseload has been extremely varied over the years so there...

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ABA and Social Thinking

During my open Q&A Facebook live in December, the topic of Social Thinking came up and what my thoughts are on ABA and Social Thinking. I engaged in some immediate escape behavior and told everyone I would write a blog post on it. It wasn't that I didn't want to...

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Incorporating Social Skills Into Every Activity

Social skills are not only the job of the SLP or social worker. Sorry, my friend, but you aren't off the hook. Most of our learners struggle with social skills. Social skills are very important. However, we can't just take a break from math or literacy to work just on...

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My 5 Favorite Games for Working on Social Skills

Scattergories is a fav. You can make it easier (use your own categories and not the ridiculously hard ones they give you) or harder (by using those ridiculously hard ones). I put a major social skills twist on this game by putting kids in small groups or partners....

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Using Visuals When Teaching Social Skills

Visuals help our students understand their world. They help gives cues of how to act, where to go, and what to say or do. It's no surprise that visuals can be immensely helpful when teaching social skills. Visuals can serve not only as a method of communication but...

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