I know it's hard to find free social skills resources for adolescents in speech therapy. Over time I've found some gems so I thought I'd share my tween/tween social skills activities with you all!
For students with language disorders, definitions are tough work. So how does an SLP break down the skill of defining words into manageable steps? One word: templates!
How do we teach social skills like blending with one's surrounding and following expected behaviors without it conflicting with our lessons on privacy, autonomy, and self-respect? The answer is to bring questions about values and safety to every discussion about social decision making. It is important for our students to not just see bodily autonomy, violence, or high-risk behaviors as "exceptions" to the rules of social interaction; instead, values are an intrinsic part of social problem-solving and hold the ultimate say in what we decide to do in any given situation. I've decided to create a framework that embeds questions about values and safety into the decision-mapping process.
I know you're asking this question. With everything that's out there, from SLPNow to TPT materials to all beautiful blogs out there, why add one more? What more can I say that hasn't been said, done, written already? Well first, let me tell you my story. I've been a speech language pathologist for just three … Continue reading Another SLP blog?!