An engaging activity that increases students’ awareness of their listeners’ needs and improves their ability to limit their content to fit those needs
An outline of the steps necessary to enter a conversation already in progress, including body proximity, verbal strategies, and determination of acceptance
Rates a variety of answers to the same question in terms of elaboration, teaching students how to extend conversations
Students discuss provided tactless statements, learning to identify properties of offensiveness, bragging, inappropriateness, over-generalization, and prejudice
Students learn to tailor information to specific listeners, in terms of both their listeners’ needs and what impressions they hope to give to their listeners
Students are assigned the task of observing social interactions and speculating on the emotional effect of those interactions on the participants
This comprehensive social skills product includes extensive discussion, an activity, homework, and therapeutic notes, all targeting the ability to regard others’ feelings
Another favorite! Both a writing and social skills task, this product improves the ability to regard one’s reader when choosing content and wording
Students check which social skills they’d like to work on in the areas of conversation, practical skills, non-verbal, dating, and conflict
This social skills activity encourages and trains students to identify non-verbal signs of interest and disinterest during conversations and social interactions
Set the Scene is a great tool for teaching individuals with attention deficit disorders.
Students learn to regard others’ feelings and are tasked with incorporating given “softening” words and phrases into opinion statements and requests
Recommended for teenagers and adults. This board game for 3-4 players consists of 30 awkward social situations, each with 3 variations, providing a total of 90 different scenarios for students to solve and discuss.
Ideal for anyone who gives too much information, this task works on the ability to regard one’s listener when choosing which information to include in verbal narratives
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