Social Skills Treatment Programme

This Social Skills Treatment Programme unit also includes:

Even though they may not be tested on standardized assessments, social skills are vital for students to develop during their years in school. Through a series of discussions, activities, and role-playing exercises, these lessons teach children how to communicate clearly and effectively, preparing them for a successful future.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Work through these lessons during the first weeks of school, developing effective communication skills that will help the classroom run smoothly all year long
  • Implement these lessons with special needs students that require extra help developing their social skills
  • Use the handouts that offer tips for communicating as classroom displays, helping to remind students of these important skills
Classroom Considerations

  • Though intended for use with a therapy group, this resource can be used by teachers and school counselors as well
  • The lesson uses British English so some learners may be confused by words like programme and practise
Pros

  • Each lesson includes supporting worksheets and handouts
  • Lessons offer detailed procedures with questions for guiding group discussions
  • Sentence frames and role-playing exercises are offered that support the development of speaking and listening skills
Cons

  • Some materials are not included with this resource, but they are not essential to lessons