Looking for a comprehensive set of discussion questions to work on social skills with teenagers? Address topic maintenance, social media etiquette and safety, problem solving, body language, social interaction with peers and adults and much more. Kids enjoy the range of relevant discussion questions.
This set of social skills for teenagers cards contains 52 cards. (24 Talk About It cards, 16 Role Play cards, and 16 Social Media cards). These are great for small social skills groups. The vocabulary and topics included are best for middle school and high school students.
The Talk About It Cards cover a wide range of topics from asking someone to go out on a date to asking for a raise at work.
For the Role Play Cards, I like to have multiple teams role play the same scenes, because there may be several correct ways to “act out” the situation. It is also fun sometimes to role play the situation in an inappropriate way and then discuss why it may be hurtful or inappropriate or offensive. Be sure to brainstorm and discuss how body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice and word choice are all important to communication.
The Social Media Cards focus on texting, cell phone etiquette, online social sites and computers.
To use this set of social skills for teenagers cards, simply print out all sheets and then cut apart and laminate (optional) the cards, and you are good to go! They are all in black and white (except the cover page) to go easy on the color copying budget.
Kathy Babineau MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist