Preschool Social Group Kit: Initiating and Maintaining Conversation During Play
The development of conversational skills begins through play in preschool. Preschoolers are learning how to initiate and maintain interactions through play with their peers. However, children with social communication impairments don’t always learn these skills simply from watching others. A child who doesn’t know how to initiate interactions with peers may become aggressive or knock down his friend’s block tower instead of asking to play. A child who doesn’t know how to maintain an interaction with a peer may end up playing alone and become isolated. These children can benefit from being explicitly taught how to use words to interact with their peers and from having a lot of practice under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist.
We know that working on social skills in groups can be very beneficial for these children. The interactions with their peers and the ability to practice in natural interactions can be so helpful to our children who struggle with social communication. But it’s not always easy to find time to plan out these group sessions and create the materials needed to run them. That’s where we come in!
Our preschool social group kit will include everything you need to smoothly run a preschool social communication group that focuses on initiating and maintaining interactions during play. You bring the children and a few toys and we’ll bring everything else!
Everything you need to run a social communication group for preschoolers. This 75-page packet covers how to initiate interactions and maintain them during play. Includes lesson plans for how to run you groups, 5 social stories, sample scripts for demonstrations, and homework pages for every phase of therapy (initiating + 4 conversational maintenance phases)
Age Range: This packet is perfect for children aged 3-5 years but could easily be modified for children slightly older or younger
Follow the pages from front to back and you’ll have everything you need to work on the following phases of therapy for running a social skills group with preschoolers who need to work on initiating and maintaining interactions during play: