Starting a social skills program, Input?
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|Tue, 06-03-2003 - 3:25pm|
There are more than social skills to it, and got some ideas from DH, some from a program I saw on the internet.
So here it is. I found a business card holder and bought colored index cards. I have cut the index cards into small enough flashcards that are business card size. Then laminated them.
On Many of the flash cards I have a word and picture on the front of some social skill (Be Flexible, be kind, be polite, etc) On the back are short hints at what those mean. For be flexible it says "things don't always have to be my way. How can I let someone have their way?"
Then I will write social stories related to the skill. We will read one social story, then go over what that means. A little lesson. Then they carry that social cue card around for that day and try to practice that one skill. The card is a little visual reminder.
For some other skills there are other cards with simple checklist reminders of things they need to learn in the community. How to use a vending machine, order fast food, steps for having a conversation, how to change a conversation, shopping, etc. THese are kept in the car and we will pull them out and go over them when a situation is coming that it may be usefull. I have social stories or lessons for all these things and these are just little cue cards they can keep in their pockets and use out whereever.
So anyone have any ideas for improvements?