Social Skills Activities for Special Childrenby Darlene Mannix
The revised and updated second edition of this bestselling resource book provides ready-to-use lessons--complete with reproducible worksheets--to help children become aware of acceptable social behavior and develop proficiency in acquiring basic
A flexible, ready-to-use program to help special students in grades K-5 learn appropriate ways to behave among others
The revised and updated second edition of this bestselling resource book provides ready-to-use lessons--complete with reproducible worksheets--to help children become aware of acceptable social behavior and develop proficiency in acquiring basic social skills. The book is organized around three core areas crucial to social development in the primary grades: Accepting Rules and Authority at School, Relating to Peers, and Developing Positive Social Skills. Each lesson places a specific skill within the context of real-life situations, giving teachers a means to guide students to think about why the social skill is important. The hands-on activity that accompanies each lesson helps students to work through, think about, discuss, and practice the skill in or outside of the classroom.
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Meet the Author
Darlene Mannix has taught both general education and special education. She has worked with students ranging from learning disabled and mentally challenged to language disordered and severely emotionally disturbed. Mannix is the best-selling author of numerous books for special educators including Life Skills Activities for Special Children, Writing Skills Activities for Special Children, and Character Building Activities for Kids, all from Jossey-Bass.
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This book of social skill activities is a great resource for educators and concerned parents. My only concern is the title - everyone could use these activities, and for "special children" does not always convey that. If you can get past that title, the book is a wonderful resource on skills such as making friends, listening, etc. Each target has a teacher page to lead discussion and a simple worksheet page for reinforcement. Great for anyone involved with social skill teaching. Good reminders for myself also!
After reviewing this book and trying to look at it with a critical eye, I would strongly recommend this book to every teacher who works with special education students as a tool for the classroom!
This book is amazing! I use this book constantly to help children with social skills, hygiene, character development, academic concerns, virtually every behavior is addressed in this book. Each behavior has a teacher lesson plan and a student activity worksheet. It is excellent and I highly recomend it.