What type of teaching content is included in the Social Learning Platform?
All video lessons employ video modeling to directly teach social skills to a variety of ages and cognitive levels.
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. Students 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 students understand perspectives, emotions, and thoughts. Best suited for students 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.
Watch your students 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.
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.
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 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!
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 students 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. Students 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!