Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

ISBN-10: 0470259361

ISBN-13: 9780470259368

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Darlene Mannix

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Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2E offers an exciting collection of 200 ready-to-use worksheets to help adolescents build the social skills they need to interact effectively with others and learn how to apply these skills to various real-life settings, situations, and problems. The book provides 20 complete teaching units focusing on 20 basic social skills (e.g., being a good listener, "reading" other people, and using common sense). It also includes 75 reproducible worksheets for teaching students how to apply these social skills to real-life situations in each of five different settings: home, school, work, among peers, and in the community. The activities cover routine and unusual situations and can be used in any order after students have completed basic social skills training. Table of Contents: Preface PART I: LEARNING BASIC SOCIAL SKLLS Ch. 1: Skills to Make a Good Impression Ch. 2: Skills for Self-Improvement Ch. 3: Skills for Being Around Others PART II: USING SOCIAL SKILLS Ch. 4: Using Social Skills at Home Ch. 5: Using Social Skills at School Ch. 6: Using Social Skills at Work Ch. 7: Using Social Skills with Peers Ch. 8: Using Social Skills in the Community
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List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

About this Book
About the Author
Learning Basic Social Skills.
Skills to Make a Good Impression.
Making a First Impression
Instructor Pages
What Is a Good Impression?
Your Appearance
Your Attitude
Getting Prepared
Asking Appropriate Questions
Thinking About My Behavior
Instructor Pages
Picked out of a Crowd
Ways to Blend In
Unusual Behaviors
Behaviors That You Can�t Help
Neutral Behavior
Getting Rid of Annoying Tendencies
Instructor Pages
Invading Personal Space
Repeating Yourself
Bodily Noises
Being Bossy
Having a Pleasant Voice and Breath
Instructor Pages
Voice Volume
Voice Tone
Using Appropriate Language
Just Answer the Question!
Bad Breath
Being a Good Listener
Instructor Pages
Identifying a Good Listener
How to Be a Good Listener
Important Listening Situations
What Problems Do You See?
Skit Revisited: Identifying the Listening Skills
Sharpening My Communication Skills
Instructor Pages
What Is Communication?
Communication Through Behavior
Communication Through Expressions
Practice Your Communication Skills
Sizing Up My Reputation
Instructor Pages
What Others Say About You
Developing a Reputation
Misjudging Others
What Kind of Reputation Do You Want?
Changing Your Reputation
Skills for Self-Improvement.
Having a Good Sense of Humor
Instructor Pages
Benefi ts of a Sense of Humor
Creating Humor Appropriately
Easing Tension with Humor
Laughing WITH, not Laughing AT
Using Humor to Include Others
Expressing Myself Appropriately
Instructor Pages
Expressing Myself with Words
Waiting Before Responding
Avoiding Getting Upset
Public vs. Private Conversations
Communicating via E-Mail
Viewing Things Realistically
Instructor Pages
Making Realistic Changes
Improbable or Impossible?
Making Changes for the Better: Habits and Friends
Making Changes for the Better: Attitudes and Actions
It Could Happen . .
Standing Up for Myself
Instructor Pages
That�s Not Right!
What Do I Believe?
Why Do I Think That Way?
Beliefs and Behavior
What�s the Problem?
Making Good Decisions
Instructor Pages
Questions to Ask Yourself
A Decision-Making Chart
What Decision Need to Be Made?
When You Need More Information
Head vs. Heart Decisions
Controlling My Emotions
Instructor Pages
Why Should We Control Our Emotions?
First Reaction
What Triggers Your Emotions?
Controlling What You Show
Alternative Reactions
Making Good Friends
Instructor Pages
Is This a Good Friend?
Ways to Make Friends
Are You a Good Friend?
Friends Aff ect Us
Why We Want Friends
Using Common Sense
Instructor Pages
What�s Common About Common Sense?
Looking for Clues
Thinking Harder
Thinking Smarter
Using Your Common Sense
Having a Good Work Ethic
Instructor Pages
Understanding the Job
Staying on Task
Knowing When to Ask for Help
Making a Quick Decision
Job Completion
Skills for Being Around Others.
�Reading� Other People
Instructor Pages
A New Kind of Reading
Facial Expressions
Tone of Voice
Body Language
Knowing Expectations
Instructor Pages
Knowing What to Expect: People
Knowing What to Expect: Situations
Knowing What Is Expected: Tasks
Knowing What to Expect: Past Experiences
Knowing What Is Expected: Commonsense Clues
Negotiating or Compromising
Instructor Pages
Negotiation as a Social Skill
Why You Can�t Always Have Your Own Way
Situations to Negotiate
Things That Aren�t Negotiable
Practice Negotiating
Understanding Another�s Point of View
Instructor Pages
Introduction to a Diff erent Viewpoint
Identifying Diff erent Points of View
What�s the Basis for This Point of View?
Changing Your Situation, Changing Your Opinion
What Are Your Opinions?
Being Flexible
Instructor Pages
Handling Changes
Changing Your Plans
Changing Your Mind
Being Open to New Things
Respecting Authority
Instructor Pages
Interacting with Your Supervisor
When Your Boss Is Wrong
Other Authority Figures
Other Types of Authority
What Would You Do?
Making Others Feel Comfortable
Instructor Pages
The Play
Embarrassing Moments for Others
Helping Others Through Stressful or Uncomfortable Situations
Ordinary Times to Be Outgoing
Things to Beware Of!
Working with Others
Instructor Pages
Sharing a Job
Working as a Team
Cooperating with Authority
Carrying Out Your Responsibilities
Dealing with Strangers
Instructor Pages
Being Overly Friendly to Strangers
Strangers Who Ask Too Much
When You Want Something
Rude Behavior of Others
From Stranger to Friend
Reacting Appropriately to Peer Pressure
Instructor Pages
Feeling the Pressure
Everybody�s Doing It
Positive and Negative Peer Pressure
When There�s a Conflict
Resisting Negative Pressure
Revealing Yourself to Others
Instructor Pages
Mysterious or Just Plain Quiet?
Why Tell About Yourself?
Revealing Things to Be Polite
Revealing Things to Make Conversation
Take a Risk, Open Up
Using Social Skills.
Using Social Skills at Home
Instructor Pages
Getting Along with Parents
Getting Along with Siblings
Balancing Responsibilities and Desires
Intrusions on Privacy
Handling a Divorce or Family Split
Living with Abusive or Dysfunctional Family Members
Spending Quality Time with My Family
Learning About My Family
Becoming Independent
Forgiving Others
I�m Embarrassed About My Family
Being Proud of My Family
Using Social Skills at School
Instructor Pages
Getting Along with Teachers or Authority Figures
Managing a Social Life
Asking for Help
Failing Classes
Discipline Problems
Intimidation from Other Students
Developing a Bad Attitude Toward School
Getting Involved in Extracurricular Activities
Giving Extra Eff ort Toward Excellence
School Goals
Work-Study Options
School Safety
Using Social Skills at Work
Instructor Pages
Getting Along with Your Supervisor
Getting Along with Coworkers
Understanding the Skills Required for the Job
Developing Good Work Habits
Following Instructions
Dealing with Complaining Customers
Being Resourceful
Taking Initiative for Promotion
Sick Days
Cell Phones at Work
What Not to Wear, Say, Do
Workplace Work Space
Using Social Skills with Peers
Instructor Pages
Respecting Others as Individuals
Developing Healthy Relationships with the Opposite Sex
Taking Advantage of Social Opportunities
Deciding How Much Infl uence Others Will Have over You
Getting Involved with People with Problems
Feeling Outcast
When a Friend Is in Trouble
Choosing to Befriend Someone
Becoming a Good Conversationalist
Being a Peer Role Model
Taking and Giving
Using Social Skills in the Community
Instructor Pages
Having Respect for the Property of Others
Demonstrating Good Manners Toward Others
Respecting Community Authority Figures
Being Aware of Local Issues
Supporting Eff orts to Improve the Community
Dealing with Unhelpful People
Volunteering at Agencies
Your Local Newspaper
Helping Each Other
Promoting Your Community
Getting to Know People in Your Community
Participating in Community Events
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