I recently stumbled across a new activity that I’ve been using in my social groups. And let me tell you-it’s a win-win-win. The kids love it, I love it, AND they take something away from our sessions each time.
It’s called “Everyday Social Sills Videos” and I’m about to include a LOT of pictures, just in case (like me), you like to see things in action.
This package contains 40 simple, easy to understand social videos created by ASHA certified SLP’s. It makes planning for my social skills groups easy and provides that perfect visual for my students with social difficulties to see how their actions affect others.
When I first received my package of videos, I was easily able to open and view them on both my computer and iPad. The videos are typically around 2 minutes long and provide a great way to open up my social skill groups.
Here’s what I love about these videos:
- Along with the video of students, words are used to emphasize the most important points. This is great feedback for both our non-readers and readers.
- When the social interaction goes wrong, the videos will pause and explore what each student is thinking. This is a great feature because many of our students have difficulty reading into others’ thoughts!
- Finally, I love these videos because they are completely real-life. I’ve watched other social videos where the acting left something to be desired or the clothes that the students wore were completely dated. Not so here! My students actually WANT to be like the students featured in the video, and that makes getting them to imitate these social skills much easier for this SLP!
My friends over at Everyday Speech Social Videos are having some special perks for you if you sign up for their mailing list using this link.
- A guaranteed 50% off promo code, with no limits on purchase size
- A chance at 1 of 20 free video packages (randomly chosen)
- A chance to win a free video package.
Sooo…make sure to sign up for free for these great perks!
Below is a list of all the video topics currently being offered. The list is extensive!
- Learning to say no
- Politely saying no to an invitation
- Calling friends on the phone
- Being a good sport
- Approach a group
- Act like you’re interested
Solving Conflicts with Peers
- Not getting your way
- Seeing someone else’s side
- Feeling jealous
- Teasing vs. Bullying
All About the Brain:
- Having a Flexible Mind
- Brain stuck on one thing
- Using a filter
- Thinking about others
How we act in school
- Working in groups
- Worry about yourself
- Following the group
- Public vs. private
- Social Rules
Conversation Skills: Basic
- Begin and end conversation
- Introducing yourself
- Taking turns in conversation
- Staying on topic
- Voice volume
Conversation Skills: Advanced
- Saying too much
- Gain attention
- Making Small talk
- Thinking About WHO you’re Talking To
- Understanding sarcasm