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Social Communication and Relationship Skills for Teens - Part 3

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Social Communication and Relationship Skills for Teens Part 3:

How to Avoid Big Social Mistakes


  • Relationship Skills for Teens and How to Avoid Big Social Mistakes Social Story (48 pages)

  • Includes 22 Comprehension Response Cards and 4 Worksheets

  • Four 5 Point Scale Visual Supports

  • Additional Blank Formats to Process Other Social Scenarios with Students as They Naturally Emerge

Most young people have thoughts and feelings about wanting to be close to someone, maybe having a girlfriend or boyfriend or maybe even someday finding a life partner and getting married. These thoughts and feelings are okay but some students require direct instruction to learn about the conditions under which is it appropriate and not appropriate to act on these thoughts and feelings. These materials are designed to assist students in understanding these abstract social norms and navigating the complexities of different types of relationships. These resources provide explicit social skills instruction targeted to teach essential perspective taking skills. When students understand that our behaviors affect how other people think and feel about us and if they feel comfortable and think we are safe and okay to be around, we can increase the likelihood of positive relationship outcomes and avoid negative social consequences. In addition, these materials focus on teaching students the importance of effective communication, attending to the body language of others as well as always respecting the other person’s feelings and personal space needs.

This resource contains 5 Point Scale visual supports that were inspired by the work of acclaimed author Kari Dunn Buron, whose Incredible 5 Point Scale books and resources can be found at www.5pointscale.com and purchased through AAPC Publishing. We have had contact with Kari and are so appreciative to have received her blessing to produce TpT resources based upon concepts described in her products.

In addition, this resource contains social narratives, also known as Social Stories ™

that were inspired by the works of the acclaimed author and speaker Carol Gray whose books, videos, and other materials can be found at https://carolgraysocialstories.com/ and purchased through Future Horizons Publishing at https://www.fhautism.com/shop/the-new-social-story-book-revised-and-expanded-15th-anniversary-edition/.

Keywords: social communication, relationships, dating, behavior, perspective taking, facial expressions, body language, social thinking, social understanding, social skills, smart guesses, wacky guesses, nonverbal communication, NVC, self regulation, social emotional learning, SEL, expected behavior, unexpected behavior, 5 point scale, social story, special education, pragmatics, autism, social communication disorder, secondary, middle school, high school, teens, social language, speech therapy, language therapy, problem solving skills, interpersonal communication skills, social personal skills, coping strategies, sexual harassment, private vs public, social filter, thought bubble, talking bubble, think it, say it, emotions, empathy, healthy relationships, social mistakes, consequences

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80 pages
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