Students enrolled in this group are often ready to learn the following 3 cores social skills:

Emotional Regulation

Recognize, label, and regulate their feelings demonstrate empathy toward others, read others emotions and body language

Listening and Talking

Greets, initiates talking, makes comments, ask questions, listens and follows rules in games, share ideas, ask to talk, relates ideas during games, participate in cooperative play, resolve conflicts of the classroom

Building Friendship

Participate cooperative play, resolve conflicts with peers, decide who to play with, share ideas, problems solve simple conflicts, learns to follow rules, share and turn take, apply imagination

Objective Outline

Listening and Talking

  • Asking and answering questions
  • Starting a conversation
  • Expanding conversation/commenting
  • Joining a conversation/sharing ideas
  • Following directions
  • Ignoring
  • Learning active listening

Building Friendship

  • Inviting someone to play
  • Joining ongoing play
  • Giving peers directions
  • Accepting directions from peers
  • Using imagination
  • Being a good sport
  • Accepting change in play
  • Standing one’s ground
  • Transitioning from play to learning

Body Language/Emotional Regulation

  • Reading 7 universal body language
  • Reading 7 universal facial expressions
  • Expressing one’s feelings
  • Understanding other’s feelings