Social Skills Video: Using a Filter

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

This blog post is one in a series of entries outlining our social skills videos. Our social skills video library is up to 80 videos, each focusing on a social interaction that children and young adults has to face on a daily basis. All videos compare expected and unexpected behavior and show internal thoughts to get the perspective of everyone involved. Videos can be viewed on all your devices, including PC’s, Mac’s, iPad and Android tablets, and smartphones. To learn more about our social skills video library, head over to our main Social Skills Videos page.

52 - Using a Filter_47Graham always says exactly what he’s thinking. When Maddie asks how her new haircut looks, Graham really hurts her feelings. Graham needs to learn how to filter his thoughts so he doesn’t hurt people’s feelings.

Use Using a Filter

This video goes along with our Think It or Say It videos, which we have for older and younger students. There are some things we just can’t say out loud. Ask a group to make a list of these things and talk about why not. Some students have a hard time getting past telling the truth and being polite. This leads to great discussions about how to give polite responses without hurting people’s feelings. You can even introduce the topic of white lies if you want to.

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