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Socially Savvy helps educators and parents break down broad areas of social functioning into concrete skills. The included checklist pinpoints a child's specific strengths and challenges which in turn makes it possible to prioritize the skills most in need of intervention, develop strategies to address them, and track the effectiveness of those strategies. This manual includes targeted, play-based activities that foster the development of social skills critical to a joyful childhood and future academic success. Socially Savvy is designed for all parties–from educator to the parent–working with children in planned and naturally occurring opportunities to help develop essential social skills. This manual serves as a resource to make both learning and teaching social skills a fun, rewarding experience. This guide:
- Introduces the Socially Savvy Checklist and how to effectively integrate it
- Describes the seven areas of social development in detail
- Provides skill-specific sample IEP objectives
- Offers detailed step-by-step teaching plans
- Includes 50 specific games and activities for teaching targeted social skills
- Offers specific ideas on progress assessment and data collection
- Shares two case studies to illustrate the process from initial assessment to intervention and data collection
Also availabe is the The Socially Savvy Online Checklist, a companion to the Socially Savvy Curriculum. By Different Roads to Learning, in partnership with James T. Ellis, PhD, BCBA-D, and Christine Almeida, MSEd, EdS, BCBA. The Socially Savvy Online Checklist is designed to perform all calculations based on your entries, and can be viewed in a Graph or Parent Report. In addition, assessments can be easily converted into a PDF page. Each student may be assessed up to 6 times, to provide a strong case history and to track growth.
Soft cover, 256 pages, by James T. Ellis, PhD, BCBA-D and Christine Almeida, MSEd, EdS, BCBA
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