“What do you mean my words can cause others to feel things ?!” I get this look a lot from my spectrum students when work on social language. I have some friends who are, well, blunt. They say their opinion, whatever it may be, when ever they want, without thinking that their words will have an impact.
Example. I got this really cute necklace from Etsy ( fun fact, I love Etsy! ) and wore it to work the day after I got it. I had some students tell me they liked the color or give another nice compliment. I was on top of the world: I had on a cute accessory, my students were giving me compliments, I was on cloud 9! Then one of my friends said he thought it was ugly. Well, my day definitely came down a few clouds.
This launched into a conversation about how our words affect other people. I realized that several of my students who were working on pragmatic goals had these difficulties and I had no materials to target this specific goal! Well I had do fix that.
Introducing… Social Cause and Effect!
This activity is up on my TpT store if you want to add this to your speech room. Thanks for stopping by!