Explore Social Skills
The Explore Social Skills is a skills-based curriculum for adolescents and adults to understand behavioral cues and expectations in school, community, and workplace.
- Contains 50 social skill sets and 27 supplementary skill suggestions throughout the curriculum
- Each lesson can be stand-alone or be connected to other skills to create a naturally occurring sequence of skills
- Blends curriculum to integrate printed book information with video models to create an interactive program
- Facilitates independent monitoring and evaluation of personal behaviors and social skills
- Used for a full-year curriculum or as needed based on behavioral observations
This curriculum is an intervention program for adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities, including autism. It focuses on 50 essential skills through video modeling, photo-based directions, and role-playing. A teacher monitored; self-assessment procedure keeps students engaged in the process.
Topic Areas Covered:
- On the Way to School
- Outside the Classroom
- Peer Relationships
- Team Sports
- Important Skills
- Public Places
- Tech Devices
- Vocational Skills
The Card Set has 50 laminated 4" x 6" folded cards. The card front features a photo with the name of the skill, for example, Getting Ready for School. Inside, each skill has five steps with clear and concise images. A "self-talk story" provides a skill attainment strategy on the back. The Student Book consists of larger versions of the cards, with self-monitoring checklists for 50 skills. The Teacher's Manual includes narratives, objectives, teacher scripts, and role-play activities. An assessment with all 50 skills helps you organize instruction. The manual also provides 27 additional skills, like Respecting Friends. The Video Modeling DVD demonstrates each social skill step by step with age-appropriate actors, who highlight issues relevant to skill performance. The Social Success Software and App combines the Student Book with the videos into an easy-to-navigate, interactive program.
The Curriculum includes a Student Book, a consumable Student Workbook, Card Set, DVD, Teacher's Manual with a PDF on disc and a Classroom License for printouts, Social Success Software, and App.
The Curriculum Plus includes: the Curriculum plus a total of 10 consumable Student Workbooks, the entire page set of workbook pages as accessible GoWorksheets (iPad only), and samples of communication overlays. The GoWorksheets can be used with the free GoWorksheet app or the full GoWorksheet Plus app available on the App Store.