Everybody has feelings! Learning how to identify and respond appropriately to the feelings of those around us is an important part of social skills development.
In the social skills curriculum prepared by Watson’s special education consultants, you’ll discover a PowerPoint presentation that can help you teach your students how to identify various expressions on their peers’ faces and understand what scenarios may provoke those types of feelings.
Encourage your students to identify the various feelings, then ask them to imagine various scenarios that could happen to them and talk about how they would feel. For example, if you have a student who enjoys playing video games, ask them to explain how they would feel if their computer or gaming device broke in the middle of a game. Would they be happy, sad, angry, frustrated?
In this curriculum, you’ll find additional resources such as activity guides, homework assignments, and mini-schedules related to this topic.
Check out this social skills module to help your students understand and respond appropriately to feelings today!
The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s special education consultant, Andee Morris, M.Ed.
A pre and post lesson assessment is included in each lesson. Use of the assessment is an instructor preference. Many of the ‘homework’ pages for a lesson can be used as a pre/post assessment device alone or as part of the provided assessment. Each homework page can be checked by the instructor as well as the student.
Review all included pages of the lesson to determine what ‘assessment’ method will meet your needs. If the student is able to achieve a + in the majority of items of the pre-assessment, or if the student has been observed to display the skill topic of the lesson often, then the lesson may not be introduced or can be taught with a group as review and/or reinforcement.
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