Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and some rest before gearing up for the winter holidays! Here’s my take on our new videos for the month:
Social Skills in Action
Being Too Honest – Many of our new videos focus on the subtle differences between interactions. Here we model being honest with friends and how a slight change can shift how you’re perceived and how you make others feel.
Should We Continue the Conversation? – This video, like many of our new ones this year, targets how to read others’ cues. We take a look at the clues people give us when they want us to keep talking about a certain subject and how to know when they want to change the subject.
Taking Things Without Asking & Being First Isn’t Important – Both of these videos focus on behaviors when playing in a group. We model how it makes others feel if you take things without asking and if you always have to be first.
Guess What Happens Next – School Behavior – This new activity lets students work on inference skills by showing a classroom scene and asking what will happen next. Behaviors we discuss include blurting out, accepting help, and coming back from vacation.
Repair the Conversation – Not Reading Body Language – Here we model what to do when a conversation breaks down, in this case because of an error in reading someone’s body language. Follow the characters along the way as they navigate how to get their conversation back on track!
Washing my Hands & How to Cough/Sneeze – Our modeling videos fall in the hygiene category this month. With winter here in full swing, this is especially important. Both videos point out the important steps to keep healthy hygiene and why it’s important. Hygiene skills have such important social consequences and since they can be taught easily with video modeling they are a natural fit for our video lessons!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! – Britt