Get Started on the Social-Emotional Learning Platform

Your Transition Experience from the SLP 2.0 to 3.0

The newest version of the Social-Emotional Learning Platform (SELP) better addresses some of the fundamentals of your everyday usage, including helping you understand where to start, and improving the performance of the website.


A lot of elements in the platform are the same, along with some enhancements. Take a look at the feature comparisons below. 




The Main Navigation Bar



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With our new navigation bar, you can access our new feature: My ClassroomThis is where you can view and manage your Students & Groups, Assignments, and your Saved Lists.





Distinguishing the Curriculum


We have renamed our Full Curriculum to the Social Communication Curriculum. This is to distinguish it from our Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum (available for site licenses only).



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Browse All Materials



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One of our exciting new features on the S 3.0 is Everyday Speech (EDS) World! You can access this through the green tab on the right-hand side in the Browse All Materials tab.





Send Homework



You requested it, and now we've granted it! We've added the feature to natively send homework and mark materials as seen. You'll be able to see this feature button in a couple of places around the platform.



Browse All Materials

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Videos

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Activities

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Games

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Saved Lists

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Quick Start Guide

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


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 hundreds of video modeling lessons, worksheets, and online web games, plus a full curriculum, training videos, and visual tools.


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.


This guide also shows all the features available in the Social-Emotional Learning Platform. Depending on your subscription level, you may not have access to everything. In the case where features are only available for certain subscription levels, we’ll point it out.


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 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.



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.

Our Materials

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



Every video comes with a companion worksheet that provides a jumping off point for further discussion and/or review.


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 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 our printer, many of our activities can be used digitally as an interactive worksheet.


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!


Activities and games are available to Complete Guided Therapy subscribers only.



Material Tags

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 which break down the skill even further.
  • 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

When you first log in, you’ll see our Welcome Video, and some of our most popular content to get started right away. As you start to view more materials inside the app, you’ll notice a custom dashboard just for you which will show you recent materials and goals you’ve viewed.


Along the top (bottom for iPad) is our navigation bar  – the main way to navigate through the different sections of the platform.





  1. Dashboard – view your lists, recently viewed materials, and recently viewed goals in one spot.
  2. My Classroom - manage your student and group profiles, assignments, and saved lists
  3. Full Curriculum – access our curriculum, organized by goal, and access our training videos and visuals
  4. Browse All Materials – view all of our materials in one spot – sort and filter to find whatever you’re looking for in seconds
  5. Search – search by keyword to find exactly what you need
  6. Help Center – get all your questions answered
  7. Account – change your password and manage billing here


On the iPad, the navigation bar is on the bottom of the screen, but the overall navigation is extremely similar.


Your Dashboard



As you view more materials inside the app, the dashboard will change to a custom view. This will be based on the materials you have been using, 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 in to a piece of material you recently opened. If you need a longer listing of materials you’ve looked at, click on the “View All” link next to Recently Viewed Materials to 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.


Your 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.


Viewing Materials



After you click on a video, game, or worksheet, you’re brought to a page with the material and all of the supporting  materials needed to start your lesson. Let’s break this page down.


On the right, you’ll see the material – simply click on it to start the video, view the activity, or play the game.


On the left side, you’ll notice our What To Do section. In an effort to make our materials truly no-prep, we’ve listed everything you need right here. For our videos, you can download or view the companion worksheets here. Many of our printables come with short review videos you can watch if you want to remind your learners of the concept you’re working on.


Underneath the material there’s a button to save the material to a list if you want to save it as a fast way to find later on, as well as a way to view a short description of the material.

Underneath the material you’ll also see that material’s Place in Curriculum. If the material is part of a lesson unit, you’ll see the other materials in the unit. Feel free to click on the goal that the material is a part of to learn more about it, download visual tools for the goal, view training videos on that goal and see all of the goal’s units, 

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


Offline Materials

If you travel to areas with poor or nonexistent WiFi, you can use our iPad app to download videos to watch without an internet connection. To download a video, navigate to the video you want, and press the Download to View Offline button. To find all of your offline videos, click on the Offline Videos button in the bottom Navigation bar.


To remove a download, press the Remove Download button that appears in the same place as the Download Video button for videos that have already been downloaded.



Downloading videos for offline use is for iPad only.



Full Curriculum

The Full Curriculum walks you through all of our materials from beginning to end. Navigate the 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 Listing

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 – Lesson bundles for Complete Guided Therapy subscribers only


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!


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!


Pre-Made Lesson Units

On our goal pages, you’ll find the lesson units that bundle and organize our materials for you.(Complete Guided Therapy subscribers only). 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.


To learn more about how curriculum, please visit our clinical information page.

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! 


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.


Browse All Materials


If you’d like to check out our newest materials, or just browse our huge library, you can head over to the Browse All Materials section. 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.



Videos Only subscribers only have access to the Videos Only tab.



To get the most out of the platform, we suggest navigating first through the Curriculum, rather than searching in the Search bar.


Our latest version of the SLP has a new and improved search. 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 you can learn more about it. 


Individual pieces of material are returned 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.

Sending Homework

New to Version 3 of the platform, you can now share materials with students directly without having them create an account.


To share a piece of material, simply click the button labeled Send as Homework on any material in the platform under the Social Communication Curriculum. You can find this button in the Browse All Materials view, on your Saved Lists or on the Material itself. 


When you click this button, you will receive a unique link that will allow the student to open the material and view it at home. 

You can share this link with the student via Email, Google Classroom or any other communication tool. 



Tracking Your Student's or Group's Viewing History

We've now made it possible for you to track materials that your student has completed! With student and group profiles, you can check the viewing history right within your account. 


Head over to My Students & Groups, located right within My Classroom on the navigation bar.


This will bring you to the dashboard for your student profilesYou can click which student's or group's history you'd like to view. 


After clicking on the student's profile, you will be able to see all the materials they have viewed, sorted by content type, title, date seen and actions you can take. 


Saving to Lists

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


You might create a list of your favorite materials for your Wednesday afternoon group, Best Conversations Materials, or for an entire class.


You can create an unlimited number of lists. You can also duplicate, rename, or delete 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.


Material Mix Monday

If you go into your Saved Lists from the navigation bar you’ll notice one list already in there – Material Mix Monday. Every Monday 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, adding a new credit card, cancelling, or pausing.



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

Hope you enjoyed this walkthrough of the Social Learning Platform! If you have any further questions, read more in depth articles in our Help Center or submit a support ticket. 


Happy socializing!

Navigating your User Dashboard

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.


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. 


Search

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



After using SLP 3.0 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 - this will be based on the materials you have been using, 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. If you need a longer listing of materials you’ve looked at, click on the View All link next to Recently Viewed Materials to 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.





Navigating the Content Popup

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, and View Description 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.








Related articles:

How to use the Full Curriculum

How to Browse All Materials

Navigating your Dashboard



How to use the Full Curriculum

New to our updated version of the platform, 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.







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.






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

Visual Supports - downloadable icons and posters

Pre-made Lesson Units - Lesson bundles for Complete Guided Therapy subscribers only


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!








On our Goal pages, you’ll find the Lesson Units that bundle and organize our materials for you (Complete Guided Therapy subscribers only). 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! 






Related articles:

How to Browse All Materials

How to Filter Materials

Navigating the Content Popup


How to Browse All Materials

In the newest version of the Social Learning Platform, we've made it easier to browse for all types of materials or browse for Videos Only, Activities Only, or Games Only.


Head over to Browse All Materials in the Top Menu bar. Once on the page, you can choose among All Materials, Videos Only, Activities Only, or Games Only tabs.






 


Important Note for Videos Only users

Please note that if you are on a Videos Only plan, you will only be able to access the Videos Only tab. All other tabs will be locked. In order to access the other material types, you will need to upgrade to the Complete Guided Therapy subscription.







Related articles:

How to Filter Materials

How to Filter Materials

By filtering and sorting the rows of content in the SLP, 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 to their students' IEP goals and objectives but is also matched to their age.




Filtering by Skill

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 Top Menu 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

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 Top Menu 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

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 Top Menu bar. Once on the page, you can choose among All Materials, Videos Only, Activities Only, or Games Only.


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


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.



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.