Getting started with the Social Communication Curriculum

Browse All Materials- find more of your learner's favorite materials!

We’ve made it really easy for our educators to browse through all types of materials, or filter for Videos Only, Activities Only, Games Only, or our Everyday Speech World Chapters.


Browsing through all of our materials is a great way to view all of our content in one spot! You can also use our filtering tools to find what you’re looking for based on your learner’s needs and favorite types of materials.


Follow along with an Everyday Speech Expert to learn more about How you can Browse All Materials.

Click on Browse All Materials in the blue navigation bar. 



You’ll be redirected to our Browse All Materials page. You can choose to filter and view All Materials, Videos Only, Activities Only, Games Only, or our Everyday Speech World Chapters.




You can filter through our materials even further based on the skill your learner is working on, their age, and the type of material they’re working on! 




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



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SCC Quick Start Guide

Hi there! Welcome to the Everyday Speech family! We couldn’t be more excited to have you.


If you are logging into the Social-Emotional Learning Platform (commonly referred to in this guide as the “Platform”) for the first time, follow along with our Everyday Speech expert to learn how to Log in to the Social-Emotional Learning Platform for the first time!

If you’re still having trouble knowing where to start with our Social Communication Curriculum (SCC), look no further than this guide! Please feel free to read the whole Quick Start Guide, or jump to a section that applies to you with our Table of Contents below!


We’re going to walk you through all the basics you need to get started using the most powerful tool available for Social-Emotional Learning – our Social-Emotional Learning Platform.


Just as a reminder, the Social-Emotional Learning Platform (SELP) is your gateway to all of the therapy materials we have to offer. We’ve got everything you need for your lesson plans, including hundreds of video modeling lessons, worksheets, and online web games, plus a full curriculum, training videos, and visual tools- all in one place! We’ve done it all for you so you can put less time into planning, and more time with your learners! 


Important Notes

This guide assumes you’ve already started your subscription to the Social-Emotional Learning Platform. If you haven’t, head here to sign up.


This guide will mainly focus on the web version of our platform, but you can also use the platform on an iPad by downloading this app. The experiences are very similar, but we’ll note any differences between the two.


Let’s get started!


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Logging In

Once you set your password, you’ll be directed to slp.everydayspeech.com, our secure URL for the Social-Emotional Learning Platform. We suggest you bookmark this link so you always have it handy.

If you ever forget this link, you can also log in by going to everydayspeech.com and clicking Log In in the upper right hand corner.


If you’re having trouble logging in, please double-check the spelling of your email and the password! 

 If your browser auto-fills a password, we highly recommend clicking the eyeball icon on the password field and manually typing it to ensure it is correct!

We also have an iPad app you can use to access the same lessons on-the-go. You can use the same email and password you use on the web to log in there, but please set your password on the web first before logging in on the iPad.

What kinds of materials are available on the Social-Emotional Learning Platform?  

As you’re most likely aware, the 3 main types of teaching materials we have are VideosGames, and Activities.


Videos


Our videos are our most popular materials! We use video modelling to showcase and teach social skills. All of our other materials are great materials to practice and review the skills that are learned through video modeling. Every video comes with a companion worksheet that provides a jumping off point for further discussion and/or review.


A note from our Clinical Team!


“Our videos are based on video modeling, a technique found to be very effective in teaching new social skills by giving students a model to imitate. Rules that were once not stated as students went about their natural life are now explained in detail. The videos show internal thoughts, explain discrete thinking strategies, and new ways of responding or behaving. It results in incredible decision-making and problem-solving skills related to interactions that change the way students think and act.”


Printable Activities


Our hundreds of printable activities are extremely versatile – they range in complexity and length, whether you need an activity for an entire session or just the last 5 minutes. You’ll notice different types of activities within the platform:


One Page Worksheets: These are student-led worksheets that they can potentially fill out on their own. 


Quick Activities: These are model activities you can run during your session, including role-plays and group discussions.


Premium Packets: If you’re used to browsing the web for printable activities, these packets will be familiar to you. Able to support an entire session (or multiple sessions!), these packets introduce skills, provide activities like card games and board games, and include homework and review materials.


One more thing – if you don’t have access to a printer, many of our activities can be used digitally as an interactive worksheet.


Games

Finally, our web games provide a fun way to reinforce skills. Our games can be played single player or as an entire class, competitively or cooperatively. Many of our games try to encourage real life social interaction through role-plays, questions to ask peers, and group problem solving. We always hear how much students love our games, so definitely give them a try!


Everyday Speech World: To take our games one step further, we also have the Everyday Speech World (EDS World)! EDS World is an interactive world where your students can practice their social skills with realistic social simulations. This is a great way for your students to practice their new skills in a stress-free environment!


Follow along with our Everyday Speech Expert to learn more about How to use Everyday Speech World! 





Material Tags: easily find appropriate content for your learner

In the interest of making our materials as easy to find as possible, we’ve tagged each piece of material based on what type of learner it’s best for. Our tags include:


Skill & Goal: What skill does this material target? In our system, Goals are children of Skills, so each Skill is made up of multiple Goals


Age: What age is this material targeted at?


Level: How complex/difficult is this material? Learn how Brittany, our founding SLP, determines the level of a learner. 



Every learner is so different that they may not neatly fit into the segments we’ve created. We suggest trying different levels of materials until you find a level that’s a good match.



Basic Navigation

You’ve successfully logged in to our Social-Emotional Learning Platform. What’s next?

If it’s your first time logging in, you’ll be prompted to view our Welcome Video from Brittany Brunell, our co-founder and founding SLP! Once you watch the video, you can get right into exploring your Dashboard.


Dashboard


Your Dashboard is the first page you see when you log in to your Social-Emotional Learning Platform account. 

Your Dashboard is where you can easily jump back into your Recently Viewed Materials. Click on View All to see a more comprehensive viewing history. 

Just below your Recently Viewed Materials, you’ll find your Recently Viewed Goals – each material in our content library is tagged with a Goal, so you can easily explore any goals related to the materials you’ve explored. 

Looking to easily access a Saved List with your learner’s favorite materials? Look no further! You can access your Saved Lists right from the Dashboard. Click on View All to see all of your Saved Lists. 

Follow along with our Everyday Speech Expert to learn How to Navigate our Platform


As you start to explore more materials inside the app, you’ll notice a custom dashboard view will be generated just for you! 

 



Another thing you might notice on Dashboard is the blue Navigation bar – this is your main way to navigate through the different sections of our platform. Don’t worry; we’ll show you how to make use of the features in the Navigation bar as this Guide continues!


If you’re using our iOS app on your iPad, the navigation bar is on the bottom of the screen. 



Here is a brief overview of what you’ll find on our Navigation bar:

  • My Classroom – looking to create student profiles for IEP tracking? Or perhaps, you want to create a list of your learner’s favorite games. My Classroom is where you can create student profiles, manage group profiles, saved lists, and homework assignments. 

  • Full Curriculum – access our SCC curriculum, organized by skills ranging from emotional recognition to self-esteem. You can access our training videos, visuals, and download our SCC curriculum scope & sequence here! 

  • Browse All Materials – view all of our materials in one spot! Use our filtering tools to find what you’re looking for easily. 

  • Search – type in a keyword or phrase to find specific materials. 

  • Help Center – click on the question mark icon to be redirected to our Help Center. You’ll find product tutorials, FAQs, and more here!

  • Account – click on the Person icon in the upper-right corner of your screen (lower right if you’re using an iPad) to view your account settings. You can change your password and manage your subscription here.


Viewing Materials

So you’ve explored your Dashboard and Navigation bar. Ready to start exploring our materials?

Let’s walk through viewing a material:

After you click on a video, worksheet, or game, a pop-up appears with the material and all of the supporting material needed for your lesson. Depending on the material you’re viewing, you can do any of the following:

  1. Simply click on the video to begin watching it 

  2. Download or play the interactive worksheet on screen

  3. Click Play Game to begin the game 

  4. Or click “Enter Everyday Speech World” to access the scenario in EDS World. 

When exploring our video materials, you’ll notice our What To Do section. Here you’ll find our video companion worksheets which you can preview and download and visual tools! 

Underneath all of our materials, you have the option to Save to ListMark as Seen, or Send as Homework

Marking as seen is a great tracking tool, as you can see an individual learner's progress and print their viewing history. 




You can also see a specific material’s Place in the Curriculum underneath the material. If the material is a part of a lesson unit, you’ll see all of the other materials in the unit, as well as the Skill and Goal they are a part of. 

Click on the Goal to learn more about it, download visual supports, and view Britt’s Tips!

To learn more about our curriculum, please visit the Full Curriculum section of this guide.


Offline Materials (for iPad users only)

You’ve got bad WiFi? Or you’re traveling and won’t have stable access to the Internet? We’ve got you covered!

Use our iOS app on your iPad to download our video materials to view offline. You can download our iOS app here. 

Simply navigate to the video you want, and press Download. Remove a download by pressing the Remove button on your downloaded video.


To find all of your offline videos, click on the Offline Videos button on the blue Navigation bar. You can also remove a download here by pressing the Remove button for the corresponding video. 


Downloading videos for offline use is for iPad only.



Full Curriculum: our No-Prep solution to save you time!


Need to find a lesson quickly within a chosen topic? Don’t have time to plan your last minute sessions? You can use our Full Curriculum to jump into our materials right away!


The Full Curriculum walks you through all of our materials from beginning to end. We have 17 units and counting - fully ready for you to dive in anytime! You can download our Scope & Sequence to see the complete chronological order of our materials. Our Full Curriculum was designed to be chronological, however, we know that each learner is different, so this is just a recommendation! 


Follow along with our Everyday Speech expert to see How to Use and Access the Social Communication Curriculum's Scope & Sequence 

 

Navigate the Full Curriculum by viewing our complete listing of our Skills and Goals, and click on a Goal to access the Lesson Units within.

 


Skills and Goals: how we organize our curriculum!

Our curriculum is divided into Skills and Goals

Skills are overarching areas to work on, like Basic ConversationsProblem Solving, and Friendship. Each skill is made up of multiple goals. For example, Conversation Topics includes the goals of Making Connected Comments and Think it or Say It, among others.

When you navigate to our Skills listing, you’ll notice that Skills are in a numbered order. This is our suggested developmental order for a learner that is starting from the absolute beginning. It’s likely that you’ll have learners who have very specific needs – it’s entirely okay to start somewhere in the middle, or jump around in an order that makes sense for you.

 

 

Once you choose a Skill that you’d like to work on, Goals will appear on the right-hand side. Again, this is in a suggested order, but you can feel free to jump to the best starting point for your learner.

You’ll notice some Goals have icons next to them – this means they are an Everyday Speech concept – a specific way of teaching the skill developed by our clinical team.

 

Once you select a Goal, you’ll be taken to the Goal page.


Goal Pages


Packed with a ton of great information, our Goal pages are the powerhouse of our curriculum. They contain:

  1. Goal Summaries – great for matching with IEP goals. 

  2. Britt’s Tips – quick training videos

  3. Visual Supports - downloadable icons and posters

  4. Pre-made Lesson Units – our no-prep solution to social skills lesson bundles.

 

Please Note: Not every goal has Britt’s tips and visual tools right now. We’re constantly adding these, so check back throughout the school year to see if we’ve added them. If there’s a particular goal you’d really like to see a Britt’s tip for, definitely let us know!

 

Goal Summaries

If you’re looking to align our content with your IEP goals, or you’re just not sure what a particular goal is working on, these goal summaries provide a quick synopsis of the target goal.

 

Britt’s Tips

Britt’s Tips are our training videos designed to connect you straight to our Founding SLP, Brittany Brunell. Brittany’s created all of the content in our platform, and has tons of ideas on how to use the materials with your learners. In these 3 minute videos, she introduces a skill and gives you some practical advice for getting started on a goal.

These videos are packed with tips and tricks, so we highly recommend you check them out!

 

Here is a video from one of our Everyday Speech Experts on Accessing & Utilizing Britt's Tips!

 

Visual Supports

From printable icons to goal posters to hang up in your speech room or class, the visual supports section of each goal page has all of the printables that help reinforce learning. Click on the visual supports button to view and download them all! We recommend sharing across educators and parents so everyone knows what your learner is working on!

 

Here is a video from one of our Everyday Speech experts about our Visual Supports!

 

Pre-Made Lesson Units

On our goal pages, you’ll find the lesson units that bundle and organize our materials for you. Designed to take the questions and effort out of lesson planning, the lesson units suggest an order for teaching a goal, and present our best materials for that goal.

Each lesson follows the same structure to ensure your learners are mastering each goal. They follow the sequence of:

  1. Introduce

  2. Practice

  3. Apply

  4. Review

 

Every lesson is designed to take up an entire session. That said, if you have shorter or longer session times, or your student is moving at a different pace, don’t feel you have to stick to the 1 lesson per session rule. Every learner is different! We highly recommend reviewing video lessons multiple times to make sure your learners retain the skills taught.

 

Lesson units are broken down into different age groups – Pre-K and K, Elementary, and Middle – High School. Learners on the fringes of these age groups may be able to use either one. Generally our Middle – High School units have videos with older actors, and more complex worksheets and activities.

 

We’re adding new units all the time, so if you don’t see a unit for a goal you want to work on, check back later and we may have added it! 

 

If there are no lesson units for a particular Goal, we provide a list of all of the materials that work on that specific Goal on the bottom of the page.


Am I able to sort your materials to find more of my learner’s preferred content?

You sure are! You can use the Browse All Materials feature to search for favorite types of material that your learner has not viewed yet. For example, if your learner really likes games, you can use the “games” filter to search for games that your learner has not played yet. 


This is also a great way to view all of our newest content!


This page has all of our content, ordered by most recently added.

Using the tabs and filters, you can find exactly what you’re looking for in seconds. There are 3 ways to filter the content you’re looking at:

  1. By Skill

  2. By Age

  3. By Type of Materials


To filter by Skill and Age, use the dropdowns that appear over the list of materials. 


To filter by content type, select a tab on top. You can view all materials, or see only videos, only activities, or only games.



My learner has specific skills to address. How can I search for them? 

You can use our Search bar (located in your navigation bar) to look for materials that address specific skills for your learner! 



If you are a new subscriber, we suggest navigating first through the Curriculum, rather than searching in the Search bar to get the most out of the Social-Emotional Learning Platform.

Type in a keyword or two into the Search bar, and see all of our relevant Skills, Goals, and materials. 

Selecting a relevant Skill or Goal will take you to that Skill or Goal in the Curriculum, so that you can learn more about it. You might even find something else your learner can benefit from!

Individual pieces of material are shown by most relevant first – the closest matches to your search term will appear on top. Just like the Browse All Materials page, you can sort and filter your results here.

Some tips for getting the most out of search:

  1. Search for the target skill you want to work on. Don’t search “Videos” or “Games”. Go to the Browse All Materials page if you want to see full listings of materials.

  2. Keep your search short. Searching a single keyword is better than a sentence.

  3. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, try synonyms.


Reinforcing skills, at home and in the classroom 

Homework Links


As you continue exploring the Social-Emotional Learning Platform, you’ll notice just how effective our homework links are for at-home and classroom revision. Our homework links are really useful for educators who want to send an assignment home to reinforce the skills they’ve worked on with their learners. Our links can also be used to demonstrate to other educators or parents, which materials their learner/child has been working on! 


Underneath all of our materials, you have the option to Save to List, Mark as Seen, or Send as Homework! You can share a material by clicking on the Send as Homework button! You can find this button on the material itself, in the Browse All Materials view, and on your Saved Lists. 

Clicking this link will generate a unique link that’ll allow the learner or parent to open the material to review at home! You can share this link with your learner via email, Google Classroom, or any other communication tool.


Here is a tutorial from an Everyday Speech Expert on Sending Homework using our Magic Links! 


Subscribers on our Basic subscription plan have the ability to send two homework links per month. Those on the Premium subscription plan can send unlimited homework links.



Visual Supports


Our visual supports have been a fan favorite among our educators! They’ve helped with skill generalization, retention, and building a community within the school surrounding the Everyday Speech Skills and Goals! Our visual supports include downloadable/printable icons and goal posters that you can hang up in your speech room or classroom! 


The visual supports section on each goal page has all the printables that you’ll need for reinforcing skills/goals that your learner is working on. 



You can also download all of our goal posters here. We highly recommend sharing these across educators and parents! 


Here is a tutorial from an Everyday Speech Expert on Finding and Printing our Visual Supports! 



How can I keep track of what my learner(s) has seen?


The Social-Emotional Learning Platform makes keeping track of the materials your learner(s) has seen super easy! No need to keep track anywhere else; it’s all on the Platform!


You can mark any material as seen by clicking on the material, and clicking the Mark as Seen button in the content popup.


Not seeing the option to add to a Group Profile? This means you are on our Basic plan. If you would like the ability to make Group Profiles, upgrade to our Premium plan!

Features useful for IEP meetings and conferences 


Here is a note from our Clinical team!


 “Student profiles & the marked as seen feature are greatly used to track student progress (especially with the “print student viewing history” feature). The print student viewing history is a game changer for conferences and IEP meetings.”


While the Social-Emotional 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: If you’re looking to align our content with your IEP goals, our goal summaries provide a quick synopsis of the target Goal. These are great for goal writing! We provide printable PDFs of all Skills & Goals within our curriculum.


Track materials your learner has completed: We've also made it possible for you to track materials your learner has completed via our Mark as Seen feature! You can then easily print out a viewing history of all the materials a learner has seen, which is extremely helpful come IEP meeting time. 


Our Mark as Seen feature allows you to easily add a piece of material to any of your Student Profiles or Groups to indicate that the student/group of students has reviewed the material.


Please note that Group profiles are available with the Premium subscription plan. If you are on our Basic plan and would like the ability to make Group Profiles, upgrade to our Premium plan!




As noted earlier in this guide, you can mark any material as seen by clicking on the material, and clicking the Mark as Seen button in the content popup.



You can then click on the "Print Students Viewing History" to download and print your students viewing history for IEP meetings and conferences!


Follow along with our Everyday Speech Expert to learn how to Navigate through your viewing history.



Save to list: make your own lesson plan!  


We know not every learner will need to follow our Full Curriculum chronologically, which is why we created the Save to List feature!

You can use the Save to List feature to create your own curriculum, tailored to fit your learner or class perfectly.

By exploring our Full Curriculum and using our Search bar, you can find materials that you would like to work on with your learner(s). You’ll notice a Save to List button next to any piece of material. 

Click on the Save to List button to add the piece of content to a Saved List you created, or create a new Saved List on the spot! You can use the Saved List as your digital lesson planner, with all the activities for future classes at your fingertips.


You can also duplicate, rename, or delete lists.

If you are on our Premium plan, you can create an unlimited number of lists. On our Basic plan, you can create up to two saved lists. 

If you prefer a physical list, you can use the Printable Version button on one of your lists to download a PDF with a listing of the materials on your list to check off as you go.

 

You can access your Saved Lists from your dashboard, where they’re ordered by most recently created, or from the Saved Lists button on the navigation bar.


Save to list: have your learner’s favorite activities in one place! 



We just discussed how you can use your Saved Lists as a lesson planning tool, but you can also use them to keep track of your learner’s favorite activities!

You’ll notice a Save to List button next to any piece of material. You can think of a Saved List as a folder where you can group and save your favorite resources.

You might create a list of your favorite materials for a single learner, your Wednesday afternoon group, or a list of your favorite Conversations Materials.

If you prefer a physical list, you can use the Printable Version button on one of your lists to download a PDF with a listing of the materials on your list to check off as you go.


You can access your Saved Lists from your dashboard, where they’re ordered by most recently created, or from the Saved Lists button on the navigation bar.



Material Mix Monday: discover more awesome content!

Need to get inspired? Or maybe you are just too busy to look for specific materials?

If you go into your Saved Lists from the navigation bar you’ll notice one list already in there – Material Mix Monday. Every Monday during the school year, we send out an email with some of our materials – these may be the newest materials we’ve released, or materials focused on a theme – like Back to School or Holidays. All of these materials will be contained in this list.

Anytime you see the Everyday Speech play button icon next to a list, that means it’s a list we’ve created for you. These lists appear by default and can’t be modified.


Settings

If you click on the Person icon in the upper right hand corner you can navigate to your Settings.




Here you can update your name and password.



You can also launch the Billing Portal to modify your subscription, including upgrading, updating your credit card, cancelling, or putting your subscription on hold.






If your organization signed up via a purchase order, your subscription cannot be modified from our Billing Portal. You should contact Support to modify your subscription. If you signed up via the Apple App store, you cannot modify your subscription from the web. Apple handles all billing for in-app purchases, so you can modify your subscription from your iPad by following these directions.



Wrapping Up

You did it – you’ve finished reviewing our Quick Start Guide! We hope you enjoyed this walkthrough of the Social-Emotional Learning Platform

We encourage you to explore our Help Center to explore more product tutorials, and learn about how you can manage your subscription.

As always, you can reach out to us here or submit a support ticket if you have any further questions. 

Happy Teaching!

Navigating your User Dashboard

Welcome to the Everyday Speech Family! Looking for help to navigate through your user dashboard? Look no further! 

If this is your first time using the Social-Emotional Learning Platform, you may want to follow along with our Everyday Speech Expert to help you get acquainted with it:

You can follow along with our Everyday Speech Expert here!

When first logging into the platform, you'll be presented with a Quick Start Video and suggestions of our most popular materials.


Main Navigation Bar

My Classroom

With the My Classroom tab at the top of your dashboard, you can manage My Students & Groups, My Assignments, and view your Saved Lists. Learn more about the My Classroom feature here or follow along with our Everyday Speech Expert:


Basic Navigation and Overview of My Classroom


Full Curriculum

You can view your full curriculum in the 'Full Curriculum' tab above your dashboard! Here, you will be able to see all your skill sets and curriculum goals within each skill.


Browse All Materials

With over 400+ video lessons and more added every month, you can find all of the material you need just above your dashboard in the main navigation board.


How to Browse All Materials in Everyday Speech's Social Learning Platform

Search

Looking for something specific? Search the title or skill in the search bar to find any material at your convenience! 


 How to Search & filter Materials Using Key Words in Everyday Speech's Platform 

After using SLP 4.0 for a little bit, you'll notice the first thing you see after logging in is a dashboard. Want to jump back into a video you saw earlier? It's right there for you. Want to pick up where you left off in the curriculum? You can see the Goals you viewed most recently.


As you view more materials inside the app, the dashboard will change to a custom view. Your dashboard is personalized based on the materials you've been working with, so it will look a bit different for everyone.


Recently Viewed Materials

At the top, you’ll see your most recently viewed materials. This allows you to jump right back into a piece of material you recently opened. To find all the materials you've looked at so far, just click on that View All link next to Recently Viewed Materials and you will see a longer listing of your viewing history.


Recently Viewed Goals

All of the materials in our library are tagged with a Goal that they work on. You’ll learn about these goals more in our Full Curriculum section, but here you’ll be able to jump right back into any goals related to the content you’ve recently seen.


Saved Lists

A quick way to get to your saved lists, we show your most recently created lists here. To see all of your saved lists, click on the View All link or click on Saved Lists in the navigation bar.



How to create and manage lists in Everyday Speech Platform



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Navigating the Content Popup

Quick Start Guide





Navigating the Content Popup

Enjoying the platform so far? If this is your first time logging in, check out our Quick Start Guide to help get you settled, or follow along with our Everyday Speech Expert to get to know the platform

Now that you have explored the platform, you’ll notice that when you click on a piece of material (video, worksheet, packet, or game), a popup appears! This is called the Content Popup.


The Content Popup is generally divided into three (3) sections:

 

1. What to Do: contains suggestions on how to use the material and what steps to take next

2. Preview: contains the material itself, the Save to List button, View Description button, Mark as Seen button and the Send as Homework button

3. Place in Curriculum: lets you know where the material belongs in a lesson unit 



Some materials may not be part of a pre-made lesson unit yet. These won't have a What to Do and Place in Curriculum section in their Content Popups. However, you will still be able to save these to your lists, mark them as seen and send them as homework!


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

Related articles:

How to use the Full Curriculum
How to Browse All Materials
Navigating your Dashboard
How to use the Full Curriculum

Not sure where to start with your learner? The Full Curriculum walks you through all of our materials from beginning to end. Navigate the curriculum by viewing the complete listing of our Skills and Goals, and click on a Goal to access the Lesson Units within.


You can also follow along with our Everyday Speech expert here!


Skills & Goals 


Our curriculum is divided into Skills and Goals. 


Skills are overarching areas to work on, like Basic Conversations, Problem Solving, and Friendship. Each Skill is made up of multiple Goals. For example, Conversation Topics includes the goals of Making Connected Comments and Think it or Say It, among others.


When you navigate to our Skills listing, you’ll notice that Skills are in a numbered order. This is our suggested developmental order for a learner that is starting from the absolute beginning. It’s likely that you’ll have learners who have very specific needs - it’s entirely okay to start somewhere in the middle, or jump around in an order that makes sense for you.






Once you choose a Skill that you’d like to work on, Goals will appear on the right-hand side. Again, this is in a suggested order, but you can feel free to jump to the best starting point for your learner.


Once you select a Goal, you’ll be taken to the Goal page.


Goals

Packed with a ton of great information, our Goal pages are the powerhouse of our curriculum. They contain:

Goal Summaries - great for matching with IEP goals. 

Britt’s Tips - quick training videos, see Britt’s suggestions on how she would teach her students using the material!

Visual Supports - downloadable icons and posters, great for reinforcing concepts taught.

Pre-made Lesson Units - Lesson bundles for Complete Guided Therapy (Legacy, Basic, or Premium subscribers only! Not available for Videos-Only (Legacy) subscribers.

 

Please note: Not every Goal has Britt’s Tips and visual tools right now. We’re constantly adding these, so check back throughout the school year to see if we’ve added them. If there’s a particular Goal you’d really like to see a Britt’s Tip for, definitely let us know!


Lesson Units

On our Goal pages, you’ll find the Lesson Units that bundle and organize our materials for you (Not available for Videos-Only (Legacy) subscribers). Designed to take the questions and effort out of lesson planning, the Lesson Units suggest an order for teaching a Goal and present our best materials for that Goal.


Each lesson follows the same structure to ensure your learners are mastering each goal. They follow the sequence of:

  1. Introduce

  2. Practice

  3. Apply

  4. Review


Every lesson is designed to take up an entire session. That said, if you have shorter or longer session times or your student is moving at a different pace, don’t feel you have to stick to the one (1) lesson per session rule. Every learner is different! We highly recommend reviewing video lessons multiple times to make sure your learners retain the skills taught.




Lesson units are broken down into different age groups - Pre-K - Elementary and Middle - High School. Learners on the fringes of these age groups may be able to use either one. Generally, our Middle - High School units have videos with older actors, and more complex worksheets and activities.

 

We’re adding new units all the time, so if you don’t see a unit for a goal you want to work on, check back later and we may have added it! 

 

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


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How to Browse All Materials

How to Filter Materials

Navigating the Content Popup


How can I filter materials to only see content that applies to my learner?

Do you want to only see materials that apply to your learner? On the Social-Emotional Learning Platform, we offer a few ways to do just that!


By filtering and sorting the rows of content in the SELP, you can easily navigate to the exact video, activity, or game you are looking for. Our unique filtering system allows users to find material that not only aligns with their students' IEP goals and objectives but is also matched to their age. 


 Follow along with our Everyday Speech expert to learn how to Browse all materials and filter by Age/Skill/Material type!


Filtering by Skill: find materials that relate to IEP goals!

To find therapy material that correlates to IEP goals, we offer the ability to filter material by Skill. 

For example, you may be looking to work on the Skill - Basic Conversation Skills and want to find content related to this Skill.

Head over to Browse All Materials in the Navigation bar. Once on the page, you will see two (2) dropdowns where you can filter the materials.


Click on the All Skills dropdown and select the Skill that you would like to work on. The platform will automatically filter the content according to your selection.




Filtering by Age: find materials that align with your learner’s age!


Filtering by age allows you to find material your students will relate to. This includes video lessons filmed with real students similar in age to your student and question/activity prompts that are appropriate and fit real-life scenarios your students are commonly facing.


Head over to Browse All Materials in the Navigation bar. Once on the page, you will see two (2) dropdowns where you can filter the materials.


Click on the All Ages dropdown and select the Skill that you would like to work on. The platform will automatically filter the content according to your selection.




Filtering by Material Type: find more of your learner’s favorite content!


You may want to find specific types of content related to either the Skill or Age group you're working on. We've built in the Filter feature in all Content tabs, so you can easily find the type of content that you want.


Head over to Browse All Materials in the Navigation bar. Once on the page, you can choose among All Materials, Videos Only, Activities Only, Games Only, or EDS World Only.


You will still see two (2) dropdowns where you can filter the materials according to Skill and/or Age.



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


How to use the Save to List feature

Never lose track of your teaching materials again with the saved lists feature of the Social-Emotional Learning Platform! With the SELP, you can organize therapy materials into saved lists that are easily accessible in the future.  


To learn how to save materials to a list, try the interactive tutorial, or follow the steps below!


5 STEPS


 1  The first step is to log in to the Social Learning Platform - Everyday Speech.

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 2  Click My Classroom

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 3  Click Saved Lists

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 4  Click on the Saved List you want to view.

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 5  That's it. You're done.

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Here's an interactive tutorial

https://www.iorad.com/player/1694874/Viewing-Your-Saved-Lists


How to Access your Saved Lists

There are two (2) ways you can access your saved lists. You can access the Saved Lists under the My Classroom tab on the navigation bar, or you can access them from the bottom of the dashboard.



How to Save a Piece of Content

Use the Save to List dropdown on any piece of content.

In the dropdown, you can add the content to an existing list, or create a new list starting with that piece of content.

We suggest starting off with one list called "Favorites", where you store your go-to pieces of content for easy access.


Need to share the list with a parent or another educator? You can easily do so by printing off any of your saved lists! In your Saved Lists dashboard, navigate to the list you’d like to print and click on ‘Printable Version’. It will then generate a pdf for you to either save to your computer or print.




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

How to Print a Saved List

Have a saved list that you want to print out? The Social Learning Platform allows you to easily print out a note-taking sheet that lists out all of the Videos, Activities, and Games that are in your list.



To start, click on the Saved List that you want to print.




Click the Printable Version button on the saved list you want to print from.




A pdf file of your saved list will be generated. You can save the file and then print it.