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Social Language Dictionary Students with pragmatic language disorders or ESOL
students can keep this in a binder and write unfamiliar or confusing language when then hear it. Posted 11/15/06.
|Social Language Dictionary|
|Proxemics Social skills worksheet for secondary students by Joan Altimore and Ann Peck. Posted 12/4/06.||Proxemics Social Skills|
Proxemics Materials Graphics to teach and monitor the use of personal space. Labels can be printed
on Avery 5160 labels to "peel and stick" on situations (see Proxemics materials above). By Debbie Dungen. Posted 1/21/07.
Choices and Have-to-Do's Social Communication Tale to help students know when they can make choices
and when they simply have to comply. Created by Diedre Dobbels. Posted 2/8/07.
|Choices and Have To Do|
|No Potty Words Social Communication Tale to teach appropriate use of language in social situations. Posted 1/29/06.||Potty Words Story|
|Going to McDonald's Social Communication Tale with sequence strips. Posted 3/13/06.|
Social Skills Rule Book Interactive lessons for individuals or classrooms on a variety of
social situations and rules for behavior. Posted 3/19/06.
No Middle Finger Social Communication Tale By Kim Mourlas to teach appropriate use of hands. Posted 4/18/06.
|Middle Finger Story|
|Social Kiss Social Communication Tale created by Kim Mourlas. Posted 4/27/06.||Social Kiss|
|Conversation Tips Posted 7/25/06.||Tips for having a great conversation|
|Turn Taking Materials Posted 8/8/06.|
|Tea Party Sequence Photos for teaching script-based symbolic play. Developed for a preschool child with autism. Posted 8/8/06.||Tea Party Pix|
|Nose Picking is Gross Social Communication Tale by Valerie Fluhr. Posted 10/11/06.|
|Find Out Aids to help adolescents engage their peers in conversation. By Rosemarie Donatelli. Posted 11/7/06.|
|Social Skills: Providing Negative Feedback Positively ||Negative Feedback|
|Visual/Verbal Prompts to Expand Utterances ||Expanding Utterances|
|Time's Up! Visual aids for staying on task and transitioning when the task is done.|
Visual Prompts for Conversation These sentence strips can be used by an individual in a communication
book or as a visual prompt for learning these social skills: how to ask questions and how to have a conversation. By Kim Scharoff.
|Interrupting Visual Cues to help improve conversational behaviors.||Interrupting Cues|
|Social Communication Tale for Going to a New School|
|"I Don't Know" Strategies Posted 9/19/05.||I Don't Know Strategies|
|Asking for Help Strategies Posted 9/19/05.||Asking for Help|
|Friendship Poster A classroom activity. Posted 9/27/05.|
|Behaving Respectfully Social Communication Tale|
Conversation Book for use with individuals, group, or class. Students illustrate each page to reinforce good
conversational skills. Written examples can also be added.
|Raising Your Hand Social Communication Tale||Raising hands|
|Social Communication Tales to reinforce positive behaviors|
|Conversation Topic Cards to stimulate conversation and provide speech/language practice in a small and large group||Group Conversation|
|Describing People Graphics help students with language impairments and autism provide descriptions of people.||Describing People|
What's your Favorite? Why? Pair students and give each a copy of the interview form. Students take turns
interviewing each other, circling their partner's answer if on the form, or drawing/writing in the "other" box if not.
Bring groups together to report on their partner's favorites and explain why these things are preferred. This is a good
"get to know you" activity for the beginning of the school year.
|Hands to Myself Social Communication Tale by Gretchen Curtis. Posted 9/26/07.|
|Tantrums Don't Help Social Communication Tale by Gretchen Curtis. Posted 9/26/07.|
|Emotions Social Communication Tales created by Michelle Smith. Posted 9/26/07.|
|Synonyms for Emotions Created by Jen Seymour, submitted by Gretchen Curtis. Posted 9/26/07.|
|Steps to Calming Down A poster for self-regulation. Created by Christine Silvestri-Crawford. Posted 11/20/07.||Calm Down|
Voice Control Graphic for appropriate volume in the classroom. Print on card stock and write numbers 0-12 to show
incremental increases. Created by Christine Silvestri-Crawford. Posted 11/20/07.
Hula Hoop Space Social Communication Tale for maintaining social distance. Created by Gretchen Curtis.
Emotions Interactive Materials for matching events to emotions and eliciting experiences of students
related to emotions. Created by Gretchen Curtis. Posted 12/29/07.
|Social Communication Tales by Shanda Mushrush. Posted 3/19/08.|
|"Nosepaper" for nosepickers. Created by Vicki Pappas. Posted 3/19/08.||Nose Flash|
|Following School Rules Social Communication Tale from Kristine Hampton. Posted 4/3/08.||I Need to Follow Rules|
|Gym Class Social Communication Tale from Kristine Hampton. Posted 4/3/08.||Gym Class|
|Picking My Fingers Social Communication Tale from Kristin Hampton. Posted 4/3/08.||Picking my fingers|
|Going on a Field Trip Social Communication Tales. From Shirby Thomas. Posted 4/3/08.|
Friendship: Questions to help a student decide "is this person my friend" based on positive and
negative behaviors. Also instructions on "what can I do for a friend?" and
"what can my friends do for me?" Created by Gretchen Curtis. Posted 4/13/08.
|Play Date Social Communication Tale From Gretchen Curtis. Posted 4/13/08.|
|Safety Social Communication Tales by June Cabal. Posted 6/5/08.|
|Table Manners Guide by Kristina Zeits, BCU #22. Posted 6/5/08.||Table Manners|
|April Fool's Social Skills created by Kristina Zeits, BCIU #22. Posted 6/5/08.||April Fool's Social Skills|
|What is Bad Touch? Created by June Cabal. Posted 7/23/08.||What is bad touch?|
|Keep Safe with a Buddy Created by June Cabal. Posted 7/23/08.||Keep Safe with a Buddy|
|Taking a Public Bus. Created by June Cabal. Posted 7/23/08.||Taking a public bus|
|If/Then Grounded behavior and consequences. By June Cabal. Posted 7/23/08.||If/Then Grounded|
|Lunch Bunch Checklist. Created by Amy Staletti, BCIU #22. Posted 9/28/08.||Lunch Bunch|
|When Noise Hurts Social Communication Tale Created by Pam Caspar-Hunter. Posted 9/28/08|
|In the Group Song by Amy Staletti, BCIU #22. Posted 9/28/08.|
|No Touching Social Communication Tale and worksheet. Created by Carrie Drake Akee. Posted 10/15/08.|
|Social Communication Tales about Doors and Initiating Interactions by Patricia Calley. Posted 10/15/08.|
|Simon Says Game Created by June Cabel. Posted 11/3/08.||Simon Says game|
Supports for Initiating a Topic and Greetings. These visual representations for initiating greetings &
topics can be laminated and placed on students' desks. The students can check the boxes for each day that
they initiate a greeting with a friend and/or teacher or initiate a topic of conversation. Created by Caren McCoy. Posted 11/21/08.
|First in Line Social Communication Tale by Christina Prohaska. Posted 11/21/08.|
|Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Social Communication Tale by Sarah Patton. Posted 1/25/09.||Keeping hands to yourself|
|What I Can Lick Social Communication Tale by Sarah Patton. Posted 1/25/09.||What I can lick|
Greeting Social Communication Tale for students who have difficulty greeting peers. Use copies of the Boardmaker
pictures to sequence the steps: Walking in and saying or waving hi and then walking in tapping a friend and saying hi.
Contributed by Katie Patton. Posted 3/15/09.
|Greeting social story|
|Conversation Materials Created by Megan Hajnacki. Posted 3/29/09.|
|This Helps Me Fix My Problem Social Communication Tale by Gretchen Mills. Posted 5/3/09||Helps me fix|
|Tantrums Don't Help Social Communication Tale by Gretchen Mills. Posted 5/3/09||Tantrums|
|Yes to Teachers Social Communication Tale by Gretchen Mills. Posted 5/3/09.||Yes to teachers|
Real Friends Never Ask Us to Do Bad Things Social Communication Tale by Judith Branch. This story is aimed for that age
group or even kids up to 12 or 13 depending on level of maturity, to address what "real friends" are and what kids can do to avoid
being victimized by kids who just want them to do nutty or dangerous things. Posted 5/3/09.
|Real friends never ask|
|My Weekend Graphic Organizer to aid in social conversation. Created by Dominique Simone. Posted 6/8/09.||My weekend graphic organizer|
|Social Communication Tale Books with comprehension questions. Created by Jennifer Kupchik. Posted 9/13/09.|
|On the Rug in Kindergarten Social Communication Tale created by Gretchen Mills. Posted 9/13/09.||On the rug|
|Social Communication Tales Created by Kara Rakowski. Posted 11/1/09.|
Social Communication Tale -- Help Me This social story was written to encourage students
to ask for help within the classroom setting. Created by Margaret Connors. Posted 11/5/09.
|Social Story help me|
|Social Communication Tales for Secondary Students Created by Sarah Velmont. Posted 2/15/10|
|Social Scenarios Created by Amy C. Werrett. Posted 2/27/10.|
|No Biting Social Communication Tale by Gretchen Mills. Posted 5/6/10.||No Biting|
|Brave Loud Voice Communication Tale by Jill Isaac. Posted 5/6/10.||Brave Loud Voice|
|Riding the School Bus Social Communication Tale This file is a PowerPoint. By Jan Youell. Posted 6/23/10.||Riding the Bus|
|Classroom and Recess Social Communication Tales by Felice Clark. Posted 11/14/10.|
|I'm Sorry Social Commication Tale for young students. Created by Sara Parks. Posted 12/10/10.|
Using the Urinal Picture Sequence Can also be used as a Social Communication Tale. Created by Shanda
Mushrush. Posted 1/17/11.
|Using the urinal|
Conversation Data Sheet Visual to be used for asking questions and making comments. Created by Megan
Hojnacki. Posted 2/19/11.
|Conversation Data Sheet|
|On Topic Conversation Visual Created by Brianne Ruhnke, BCIU #22. Posted 2/19/11.|
|Table Manners Social Communication Tale by Abby Chibnik. Posted 4/2/11||Table Manners|
|STOP Materials based on the work by Sarah Ward. Created by Michelle Ostrow, BCIU#22. Posted 4/16/11.|
|Social Smarts Book Print, laminate, bind. By Kathryn Yourkin. Posted 4/16/11.||Social Smarts|
Turn Taking Visual to show what interrupting -- when words "crash" -- looks like. By Kathryn Yourkin.
Negative Outburst Visual for children who have a hard time differentiating between what they should and shouldn't say.
By Kathryn Yourkin. Posted 4/16/11.
|Negative Outburst visual|
|PowerPoints for Social and Functional Skills by Rachel Bohnhoff. Posted 4/16/11.|
|Good/Bad Summer Behavior Sorting activity can also be used to elicit expressive language. Posted 9/1/11.|
|Like/Love Social Communication Tales Created by Judy Walter. Posted 10/16/11.|
|Whole Body Listening Checklist for self-monitoring attention. Created by Lauren McCulley, BCIU #22. Posted 10/16/11.||Whole Body Listening Checklist|
|Emotions Without Labels Created by Brandie Torres. Posted 10/16/11.||Emotions|
|Going to Potty in School Communication Tale PowerPoint by Kristina Parr. Posted 12/15/11.||Going to Potty in School|
|Pragmatics Self-Evaluation Checklist for Participating in Group Activities by Amy Jones. Posted 12/15/11.|
|Asking for Clarification Aid by Bree Geibel. Posted 12/15/11.|
|Losing Social Communication Tale by Whitney Bromley. Posted 2/7/12||Losing Social Comm Tale|
|Voice Volume Chart by Susan Carrillo. Posted 3/3/12||Voice Volume Chart|
|Mr. Worry Social Communication Tale by Shelby Mutchie. Posted 3/3/12.||Mr. Worry Story|
|Problem Solving Scenarios Created by Angie Fleming. Posted 6/10/12|
|Cause/Predict Scenarios Created by Angie Fleming. Posted 6/10/12|
|Personal Narrative Ring Created by Amy Federer. Posted 6/10/12||Personal Narrative Ring|
|Pragmatics - Following Directions Created by Pat Mervine. Posted 10/17/12.|
|Taking Turns Social Communication Tale Posted 2/15/13.||Taking Turns story|
My Peanut Allergy Social Communication Tale This story is intended to help students understand and explain to
others their peanut allergy. It has been created in a Word Document for easy editing. Simply type in the student’s name,
school, and print. It includes pictures as well as sentence strips so the student can practice saying,
“I am allergic to peanuts.” Created by Jennifer Curtiss. Posted 10/22/13.
|My Peanut Allergy Story|
Greeting and Weekend Cards Pragmatic cards for elementary students working on answering "how are you?"
and "how was your weekend?" Includes correct and incorrect answers. Use for answering questions, matching
questions to answers, and determining which follow-up question goes with the responses. Created by Kiki Crider.
|Greeting and Weekend Cards|
|TurnTaking Visual & Directions by Kate D'Agostino. Posted 1/26/14.|
Social Communication Tales (similar to Social Stories™) can be useful in teaching and reinforcing expected behaviors.
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