Social Skill Resources for Special Education

Social Skill Resources for Special Education

Students with disabilities can exhibit a whole range of social deficits, from merely being awkward in new situations to having difficulty making requests, greeting friends, even appropriate behavior in public places. We have created a number of resources and worksheets that can lead you on your way, as you create an effective curriculum for students in your setting, whether for students with behavioral and emotional difficulties or students with autism spectrum disorders.

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Teaching Social Skills

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Proxemics: Understanding Personal Space

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Understanding personal space is often difficult for children with disabilities, especially children with autism. Students often seek more sensory input from other people and enter their personal space, or they are uncomfortable with

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Teaching Personal Space to Children with Disabilities

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The Sandlot: Making Friends, a Social Skills Lesson

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Popular media can offer opportunities to teach social skills, as well as evaluate the impact of social behaviors on relationships. Students who have difficulty with social skills can learn from models in movies when they have an opportunity to evaluate the models' behaviors.

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Social Skills Lesson on Friends - Build a Friend


Some students with disabilities are lonely and want very much to have typical peers to interact with. We call them, of course, a friend. Students with disabilities often don't understand the importance of reciprocity for successful peer relationships. By focusing on the qualities a friend has, you can start helping students shape their own behavior appropriately.

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Games to Support Social Skill Goals


Games that support math or reading skills offer a double whammy, since they support learning to take turns, to wait for their peers, and to accept disappointment in defeat. This article give you ideas to create games that will give your students that opportunity.

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Building Social Relationships

This social skills curriculum is one of just a few to be found on the market. See if this particular resource is the right resource for you.