PowerPoints on Social Skills in Special Education

PowerPoints on social skills in special education were developed in response to current social research in the field of autism spectrum disorders, the difficulties these students experience with writing skills, the need for curriculum for students at the middle and high school level, and decreased planning time afforded to special education educators. In addition, staff at Watson Institute – including consultants, social workers, psychologists, and special education teachers – shared their observations from years of work in the field and research settings to determine a medium that would meet the needs they viewed as important to students with social challenges.

Social Skills for Apologizing

Resources for how to say I'm sorry and mean it. Best used by primary (3rd-5th), middle and secondary school-age students who need some support.
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Social Skills for Staying Safe Online

Be careful of the information you share online. Best used by primary (4th & 5th grade), middle and secondary school-age students and young adults who need some support.
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Social Skills to Prevent Rudeness

Social manners make a difference! Best used by primary (3rd-5th) and middle (5th-6th) school-age students who need minimal to substantial support.

Social Skills for Handling Cliques

Find out what a clique is, how they act, what it feels like to be left out, and what strategies to use if cliques are upsetting. Best for students in middle through secondary school level.

Social Skills for Handling Put-Downs

Read more for tips and resources for handling put-downs! Best used by primary (4th-5th), middle and secondary school-age students who need some support.

Social Skills for Being Helpful, Not Bossy

Read our special education resources on how to be helpful but not bossy! Best used by primary and middle (6th) school-age students who need minimal to substantial support.
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Social Skills for What to Do About Cyberbullying

Cyber bullying can happen anywhere, even at home where a person should feel safe. Best used by primary (4th & 5th), middle and secondar school-age students and young adults who need some support.

Social Skills for Taking Tests

Read on for special education resources to tackle test taking. Best used by primary (4th-5th), middle and secondar school-age students who need some support.
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Social Skills Module to Teach Feelings

We all have feelings and we care about others. Best used by primary (4th & 5th), middle and secondary school-age students who need minimal to substantial support.
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Social Skills to Handle Losing

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game! Best used for preschool and primary school-age students who need minimal to substantial support.

Social Skills to Address Teasing

Learning the difference between friendly and unfriendly teasing. Best used for middle and secondary school-aged students as well as Young Adults who need some supports.
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Social Skills for Understanding Emotions

Controlling emotions and events that trigger them. Best used by Primary, Middle, and Secondary school-aged students, as well as Young Adults who need some supports.

Social Skills to Read Body Language

This man's arms are folded. What does that tell you about his mood? Best used by middle (5th) and secondary school-age students and young adults who need some support.
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Social Skills to Manage Worries

Activities to keep the mind from worrying. Best used by primary and middle school-age students who need minimal to substantial support.