Recommended for adolescents 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.
Social Skills Activities: Developing Empathy
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This is one of my favorite activities and one that I’ve found to be highly effective at establishing perspective taking and developing empathy through conversational practice! It starts with an extensive discussion of the importance of empathy followed by comprehensive explanations for the terms “spatial inclusion”, “conversational participation”, “social distress”, and “mood”. Students can then practice social observation and determination of others’ perspectives by using the handout created for use in sessions, and learn to generalize by using the “homework” handout for real-world practice. Included are notes on how to best use the materials along with suggestions for modified activities.