Looking for a way to work on social skills and pragmatic language with your students? This packet would be a fantastic way to work on this with all elementary students! This would also work as a great push-in therapy tool for students in high incidence classrooms!
It includes “Expected” and “Unexpected” things to say, conversation topic starters, problem solving tasks and even some perspective taking cards!
These are great—I use them often. I have a big population of kiddos that do not necessary fall under “Autism” or “Asperger’s,” but definitely have some difficulty with social skills and social language. These are also a great option to use with our school social worker in a co-treat session. These can be matched (question with answers), read aloud the question without the visual, OR sometimes I let the kiddos take turns picking someone in the group to ask. These fun decks are so convenient and relevant to our IEP goals. Highly recommended!! Parents could definitely use these at home to help reinforce social language skills!
I have used these a TON. I print them to send home to you as parents, and give them to other therapists and teachers. There are some that are related to things to do with your child over summer. Great resources in here too for other SLPs that give you background on how to refer a student, what RtI is, what therapy looks like, what certain disabilities look like, etc. Many of these are also available in Spanish.
Jill Kuzma is a GREAT speaker that I was able to see…she talks mostly about pragmatics, social thinking, therapy for kiddos with Autism, whole body listening and (my fav) SuperFlex. Follow her blog AND follow her on Pinterest for even more therapy ideas!!
My new project for this year is my Facebook wall. The kids LOVE it! I made a version of one I found online and just changed the information. Then I found a picture, laminated it, and just used sticky tack to put it on my wall. That way—I can change it easily throughout the year.
I added some Facebook “vocab” around it to incorporate, as well. The kids then made their own mini FB profiles and I laminated and hung them all up next to mine!
Thought I should share my obsession with FB with all my students 🙂
Here is the one I gave students to fill out—these went up on the wall all around my wall because we are all “Facebook Friends” 🙂 Student Facebook Page