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Friday, January 24, 2014

Love it & List It Linky: Social Skills

I'm excited to join my first Love It & List It linky party! 
This month's topic is: Social Skill Activities.


I was lucky enough to have joined the brilliant Michelle Garcia Winner at her clinic to participate in her mentor training program.  I recommend many of Michelle's products but I believe that the meat of her program is in the Thinking About You Thinking About Me workbook.  This is a must-have for school and clinic based SLPs.  


I'm having a blast this year co-teaching with the OT at my school.  My Facebook fans helped us to name our group SPOT-ON (get it- Sp=Speech OT=Occupational Tx). She teaches the Zones, while I work with the students on identifying feelings and emotions.  Together we teach  calming and coping strategies.  I believe that these skills are so important for our students.


The Second Step Program has some great visual social story situations and practical techniques for students to learn.  I especially like the middle school focused program as it is life relevant and keeps the kids engaged while learning the important life/social skills of empathy, anger management, and impulse control.  


Here are some of my perspective taking activities.  
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Make sure you go check out the link up on Speech Room News and see all of the other blogger favorites!



3 comments:

  1. Great info! I have been wanting to attend one of her seminars.

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  2. I really like the Zones program-I just borrowed it from a colleague to review over the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I'm so glad you linked up! Thanks!
    Jenna

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