Some children - especially those with certain disabilities; like language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome - have difficulty with identifying how they feel in certain social situations, reacting appropriately to those situations, and talking about how they feel in situations.
Role playing is one way to help students practice talking through and walking through what they can and should say and do.
The next best thing is providing pictures of these situations and talking through how the person in the picture might be feeling, how would you feel, what someone can and should do and say.
Here are 36 cards to help practice those skills with your students. Some show just a situation and can be the jumping off place for discussion.
Others ask specific questions to be answered.
There are an additional 28 facial expressions cards for identification and discussion about what would make you feel that way.
Great for speech therapy, special education, and general ed kids, too!
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