These task cards are a must have for school counselors, speech and language pathologists, special education teachers, and regular education teachers. These cards contain difficult topics that young people deal with on a daily basis such as: death, losing their home, and bullying. These task cards display a variety of problematic situations that the student may come across at home, in school, out in the community, or with friends. These cards help students problem solve through a variety of situations that could go wrong and then choose the best way to improve the situation. The task cards can be folded over if you do not want the student to come up with their own way to solve the problem. The student can then look at the different choices given to see how they did with coming up with a solution.
Included in this product are the task cards, discussion question strips, and two work sheets. When using the task cards, the students can answer the questions verbally or have them use a dry erase marker to select an answer. Some task cards will have more than one answer and may not have an incorrect answer depending on what is expected of the student. Most task cards however have one correct answer. If there are two answers, you can ask the student which one they feel is the better choice and why they think this way.
You will use these cards over and over again every year getting your students prepared for the situations that they may not have planned for and now have to decide how they will best handle the situation.
Some suggested uses for Problem Solving and Social Skills Task Cards:
Use the cards as a tool to check for their accuracy when problem solving
Use the cards to expand their description of the problem and the solution by asking them ”why” they chose their answer
Use the cards in a social skills group to enhance group discussion around a problem
Use the Discussion Strips provided to probe further and enhance the discussion. Control which student gets which discussion question by passing them out as needed.
Use the problem solving and social skills cards to either help students solve different problems they come across or to use proactively before a situation happens to prepare the student.
SLP’s can use this to carry over skills for articulation and language
Table of Contents:
Problem Solving Task Cards pgs. 3-12
Discussion Strips pgs. 13-14
Draw a Picture Worksheet pgs. 15
Write and Draw Worksheet pgs 16