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What type of teaching content is included in the Social-Emotional Learning Platform?

Videos

 

All video lessons employ video modeling to directly teach social skills to a variety of ages and cognitive levels.

 

Video Modeling:

Modeling Video Lessons teach basic social communication skills through video modeling of the target behavior. Intended for younger or beginning level students, each lesson teaches a single skill in a concise style using simple language. Learners watch the target skill modeled multiple times in order to gain an understanding of how to demonstrate it. These lessons are only minutes long, so we recommend viewing multiple times for extra review!

 

Social Skills in Action (SSIA):

Using contrasting behaviors and thought bubbles, SSIA videos help learners understand perspectives, emotions, and thoughts. Best suited for learners with a moderate understanding of language, they contain more dialogue than Modeling Videos and are longer in length (videos run three to five minutes long). Natural pauses are built into the lessons to encourage users to stop and reflect on the video's discussion prompts.

 

Extension Lessons:

Watch your learners apply what they've learned by completing tasks designed to help identify emotions, actions, and cause-and-effect across a variety of contexts. Our Extension Lessons promote real-life social interactions and problem solving skills. These lessons are compilations of video scenes put together for fun review or reward activities. Longer in length, they run about ten to twenty minutes with opportunities for longer discussions or quick review.

 


Activities

 

In addition to offering a companion worksheet for every single video lesson, we offer three different types of printable activities for added fun and review!

 

Premium Activity Packets:

These in-depth packets provide multiple games or activities related to the overall goal including board games, card games, and scenario-based activities. The packets also contain a review worksheet, homework activity, and a poster containing visual teaching concepts.

 

One-Page Review:

Using a variety of formats, these one-page worksheets complement the lessons, providing both a review and a way to check comprehension of skills. Worksheet formats include Matching, Sorting, Fill in the Blank, Spinner, and Question & Answer and vary across skill levels to provide material for all ages.

 

Quick Activities:

Quick Activities provide quick lesson ideas, prompts, and strategies to implement into your sessions. Categorized by the Everyday Speech goals and difficulty levels, these Quick Activities can be used to introduce or reinforce skills you’re targeting in tandem with our video lessons and other therapy materials!

 


Games

 

Our collection of online games provide even more opportunities to work on the same Social Skills as our videos and printable lessons, in fun and interactive ways!

 

Our online games make for the perfect review activity because learners can work on multiple therapy targets while practicing real-world social interaction. All games encourage communication and cooperation between peers. Online games can be used for the bulk of a session or as a quick review or reward activity. Learners can partake in cooperative or team-based play; our games are equipped with multiple settings to individualize learning and ensure the most fun and learning possible!


Want an in-depth interactive virtual world to engage your learner? Dive into Everyday Speech World!


Learners can create avatars and roam in an immersive virtual world full of real-life scenarios and characters to practice in! Great for all ages and skills, Everyday Speech World emulates realistic social situations and is a great way to get your learner engaged in our video modelling lessons! Follow along with our Everyday Speech expert here to learn more!


Who is the Social-Emotional Learning Platform for?

Not quite sure if our Social Communication Curriculum is right for you? Check out our curriculum scope and sequence below to see if the topics covered in our curriculum could benefit your learner!


Follow along with our Everyday Speech expert on the Social Communication Curriculum's Scope & Sequence here! 


The Social-Emotional Learning Platform was created for anyone working on social-emotional learning or social skills, including neurodiverse learners. Professionals include:

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers/Psychologists
  • Teachers (Regular and Special Education)
  • Applied-Behavior Analysts
  • Guidance/Adjustment Counselors
  • Parents 

If you’d like to know more about what your child has been learning through the Social-Emotional Learning Platform with their teacher, you can learn more with our Everyday Speech Expert here.

Students of all ages can use the materials, however, we recommend that students have a moderate understanding/ foundation of language abilities to benefit from the dialogue used in our video lessons and printable materials.


If you’re still unsure if the platform is right for you and your learner, all plans come with a 30-day free trial for all new users! Sign up here to start your free trial!



We hope you found this helpful! As always, you can reach out to us here if you have any further questions. 

What skill level are your materials for?

We suggest trying out different levels of materials to find lessons that are the best match. Ideally these lessons will challenge your child and help them grow but are not too difficult.


Emergent: This may be a good place to start if your learner is below the age of 7, has limited cognitive abilities, or is brand new to a skill (i.e. it’s the first time they’ve started to work on it).


Intermediate: This level of material may be best for your learner if they are within the ages of 7-13, are able to perform a skill with some help but not on their own, or have been working on a skill for some time and are ready for the next level of difficulty.


Advanced: This level would be best for learners older than 13, are ready to be challenged by a skill, and can perform the skill with a small amount of help, or on their own in some settings but not in all. For example, an individual may understand when adults use sarcasm but have trouble understanding when peers are sarcastic.

How are the materials broken into different age groups?

Materials are labeled as either Pre-K-K, Elementary or Middle-High school based on the difficulty of the skills covered, the age of the actors, and the vocabulary. Scenes are written to be reflective of the intended age group. We often hear that students relate to the actors on screen, which is a powerful benefit of using same-age actors for the intended age groups.

Are your materials appropriate for certain age groups?

Everyday Speech materials are appropriate for learners from preschool up until high school and beyond. We recommend that learners have a strong understanding of language in order for them to follow any social skills/social-emotional curriculum. Our videos and printable activities contain dialogue and language that is required for students to maximize the benefits of our platform. 


However, there are plenty of suggested ways to scaffold the materials or modify them to bolster students’ comprehension. We suggest pre-teaching/previewing the material before introducing lessons, watching video lessons multiple times, and utilizing visual and/or written supports.

Is Everyday Speech backed by evidence-based studies?
Our materials are all written by licensed nationally board-certified Speech Language Pathologists and are based on the tenants of video modeling, which is the gold-standard in interventions for social skills. 


Video Modeling is an evidence-based strategy using video recordings to model a desired skill. This technique has been shown to quickly improve and maintain new social skills. Our videos teach a full array of social competencies to improve school adjustment, cope with the ever-changing social environment, navigate emotions, make informed social decisions to solve problems, and understand prescribed social rules. 


Please see below:


We developed our teaching method based on the following underlying skills needed to succeed socially and emotionally: understanding theory of mind, predicting multivariate outcomes, and recognizing social consequences. 

While there are no published studies using our materials at this moment, video modeling is a teaching practice backed by over twenty years of research. Please visit our website to read more about how we designed our curriculum: https://everydayspeech.com/about-our-curriculum/


Are there materials that are appropriate for low-incidence students?

We recommend that learners have a strong understanding of language, in order for them to follow any social skills/social-emotional curriculum. Our videos and printable activities contain dialogue/language that is required for students to maximize the benefits of our platform. 

 

A good rule of thumb is that children who show an interest in people and an interest in interacting can benefit from a social skills curriculum. Those who do not show very much interest in friendship or people, due to the severity of their diagnosis, or type of diagnosis, do not make therapeutically efficacious gains.

What are the ages of the actors who appear in Everyday Speech videos?

We understand the diverse nature of caseloads means not every piece of content we put out is going to be applicable to everyone. That said, we have a huge library of content, with items specifically created for all different age groups, ranging from Kindergarten through High School. 


For your reference, the actors in our videos are aged 5-18. We have videos for all types of learners, ranging from very short, simple, straightforward videos aimed at introductory learners, to more nuanced social situations in our Social Skills in Action and Activities types. We've built out our platform to include the needs of neurodiverse students, and feel that we have material for every student on your caseload.

Is Everyday Speech right for my students?

Students of all ages can use the materials, however, we recommend that students have a moderate understanding/foundation of language abilities to benefit from the dialogue used in our video lessons and printable materials.

Does the Social Learning Platform offer progress monitoring tools?

While the Social Learning Platform does not provide an online progress monitoring tool that tracks student data, we do offer the following tools to be used for goal planning or Individualized Education Plan (IEP) reviews:

  • A developmental curriculum including lesson bundles - this may be helpful for planning long-term therapy, writing IEP goals, and progress notes.
  • Goal Summaries and Posters can be used for goal writing. We provide printable PDFs of all Skills & Goals within our curriculum.

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I have a child with significant emotional needs. I’m concerned this curriculum isn’t enough.

No curriculum can replace the value of individual therapy with certified therapists and the techniques they offer. Our curriculum is intended to support a learner’s academic and classroom success by providing a variety of strategies and tools to help shape behaviors and support their emotional needs.

Do I need training? / Do you offer training?

The Social-Emotional Learning Platform has been designed to be extremely easy – all of our lessons are bundled in an ordered curriculum with guidance on each material. 


Our Support Center offers training videos and product tutorials, and we also have our Customer Support team ready to assist you. 


If your school district/organization is interested in longer training, we do offer webinars. Please submit a support ticket or you can reach out to us here for more information!