I love working on social skills but sometimes fee like we do more talking than working. Know what I mean? We discuss and do some role play but I feel like my kids sometimes miss that carryover/application piece. I wanted to change that.
I had this old cork board sitting in house. I honestly don’t even remember when or where I got it from. Its about 18×24. I thought it would be great to find a use for it in my speech room and the Social Skill Challenge would be perfect. Since SLPs can have limited space to work in, you can use this on a bulletin board or whiteboard with some ribbon and clothespins or put them into a bowl and draw! Each card has an attainable social ‘challenge’ for kids to complete. Challenges might be ‘Return a greeting without being asked’ or ‘Ask a friend to play’. I wanted something that wouldn’t seem daunting to my kids but would still push them to use the skills we target.
There are also reflection slips. These I plan on using during the next speech session to see what my students’ thought about their skills. Another thought was to keep a bunch outside my room and kids could stop by and fill them out after they complete the challenge then put it in a bucket or box. Not sure what I want to do yet.
There are 6 blank cards as well that can be customized. I plan on just laminating these and using a dry erase marker to write additional challenges. I am thinking these will be more specific skills and possible geared towards specific students, but shhhh don’t tell 😉
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