Social-Emotional Development

The curriculum goals for Social-Emotional Development for Senior I and Senior II were derived from a combination of research based sources including Think Social – A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students and Worksheets for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills by Michelle Garcia Winner, Preparing for Life – The Complete Guide to Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond and Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems by Dr Jed Baker, Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs by Darlene Mannix and The Conflict Resolution Program by Carolyn LoGiudice and Nancy McConnell, A Conversation Book 1 : English in Everyday Life, Curriculum Experiences for Literacy, Learning and Living – High School (Everyday Conversation and Friendship Skills), Talking Together – Pair Work Activities and Time to Think : A Guide to Thoughtful Discussion.

The following direct teaching strategies used in implementing the curriculum goals for Social-Emotional Development for Senior I and Senior II including verbal and visual cues and prompts, adult modeling, peer modeling and small group instruction and discussion during scheduled Social Skills classes and embedded learning activities. The social skills taught and practiced at school are generalized on campus and in the community using verbal and visual cues and prompts, adult modeling and peer modeling.

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