As an SLP in the school system as well as private practice, I am always looking for quality handouts that explain the skill sets we are addressing in therapy. My caseload is heavily weighted with students whose IEPs include pragmatic language. Helping parents, teachers and educators to understand the importance of social skills is daunting, especially when we start talking about things like perspective taking, cognitive flexibility and whole body listening.
I created these two-sided handouts to help explain 10 common social skill deficit areas including:
Eye Gaze Awareness
Whole Body Listening
Big Picture Thinking
There are so many uses for these handouts! I’ll be printing mine on both sides and hand them out at IEP meetings and presentations! They can also be sent home with students throughout the school year. I plan to share them with classroom teachers and administrators to highlight the skills we are working on in speech.
If you would like a closer look, here’s a free sample from the packet–enjoy and please let me know what you think. I’d like to add to the packet (don’t you love expanding packets!), so if you have any other areas relevant to social skills, please comment below!