Students with social skill deficits often face significant challenges during the holiday season. They may be overwhelmed with changes in their routines and environment or have difficulty regulating their behavior because they are so excited about upcoming events.
Social skill instruction which offers students the opportunity to consider potential situations they might face during the holidays and appropriate strategies for responding to them can be helpful. When delivered beforehand, these lessons can make it easier for the student to implement social skills when they face challenging situations during the season. This can help them to cope better with the inevitable anxiety they may experience this time of year.
“Holiday Scenarios: Activity Cards for Social Skills Practice” is a versatile tool which provides resources for delivering this instruction by giving students the opportunity to think about and practice appropriate responses to holiday stressors before they actually face them in real life. It offers two sets of response cards, one with picture cues, to reach a wide range of learners and can be easily modified for use with younger children.
• 9 scenario cards
• 9 response cards
• 9 response cards with picture cues