January’s Newest Social Skills Videos!

By Cal Brunell January 18, 2018

Hey there! Hope you all are having a wonderful January and are surviving your return to school 🙂

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January’s New Social Skills Videos

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Social Skills in Action

Activities

Modeling

Britt’s Tips

Best Practices From Our Resident SLP

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! Now that it’s back to reality, here are some new video lessons to make your life a little easier.

Social Skills in Action

Coming Back from Vacation – We figured this was appropriate timing! This lesson can be helpful for all those who have a difficult time adjusting to the schedule after being away from school.

Uncomfortable Comments – Do your students make inappropriate comments to classmates they think are cute? Mine do! This is a tough subject to broach so we’ve done it for you. Hope this makes it a bit easier!

Oversharing – This video comes as a request we heard. Some of the lessons within our activities touch on this subject but we hadn’t made it it’s own lesson until now. We talk about the significance of knowing who you’re talking to and how that can change the topic selection we make.

Asking Obvious Questions – Many of my own students ask obvious or general questions as an attempt to keep a conversation going. That’s why I created this lesson- to give a model for how to key in on the topic of conversation and ask questions specific to it.

Activities

Background Brief – This concept was created for students who leave out key information when telling someone a story. Our second activity of this kind, we let students decide which part of the story was left out. Telling a narrative is a crucial social skill as it helps students be able to tell someone about their day, weekend or any event.

Two Sides: Think It or Say It – Our Two Sides video activities compare two sides of a behavior. In this lesson, we focus on filtering thoughts. Your students will watch a scene and decide if the characters should have kept that thought in their head or if it was okay to say. Follow along with the built in worksheet that asks whether the character should “think it” or “say it” and gives room to write in answers to the video’s discussion questions.

Modeling

Joining a Conversation – We break down the steps to join in a conversation in this modeling video. Before they can join in, students should first observe the group to see what they’re talking about and to find the right time to join in. Once they know the topic of conversation they can make an on topic remark or ask a related question.

Using Sarcasm – For students who need a how to guide for using sarcasm, this is it! This video models how to say something in a sarcastic tone and talks about why someone would use sarcasm. I like to have my students practice along with the video by experimenting with different facial expressions and saying different phrases sarcastically.

As always, feel free to let us know if you have any questions at all!

Happy Watching,
Brittany and Cal


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