ALL TECHNIQUES
Advice from the Experts
E-Books
Fact Sheets
Fill in the Blank Stories
Games
Group Activities
Hidden Rules Cards
Hidden Rules Worksheets
Individual Activities
Peer Advice
Photo Cartoons
Photo Social Stories
Self Assessments
Worksheets

Advice from the Experts

Advice From The Experts

Here we offer the latest advice from national experts in the field of social skills development for typical and neuro-atypical children. Look here for videos, audios, articles, Q & A’s and more.

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E-Books

E-Books

E-Books – Electronic books are complete books that you can view and print. Some of the books we offer are storybooks to be read with children. Others are written specifically for parents or professionals.

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Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets

These materials offer factual information on some of the disorders that lead to social skill deficiencies and advice for parents and professionals on how to educate themselves and their children on a wide range of issues.

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Fill in the Blank Stories

Fill in the Blank Stories

Fill-in-the-Blank stories offer the opportunity for children to relate to a child who might be going through a similar social situation. Children read the stories (alone or with an adult) and fill in their ideas about what is happening or should happen. These stories encourage discussion about the various outcomes, both positive and negative.

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Games

Games

For decades The Guidance Group has published and marketed wildly successful board games that teach and promote a wide range of social skills. Many of these games are available as downloads on Social Skills Central. Other games have been developed specifically for this site.

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Group Activities

Group Activities

These downloadable forms offer a wide range of activities for teachers and group facilitators to teach and reinforce social skills for children of all ages.

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Hidden Rules Cards

Hidden Rules Card

These illustrated cards offer quick reminders to reinforce 40 hidden social rules. The cards can be viewed individually or downloaded and printed as a set.

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Hidden Rules Worksheets

Hidden Rules Worksheet

Hidden Rules is a term used to describe the unwritten social rules and behaviors that most of us seem to know without ever being taught. These worksheets introduce and reinforce 24 of these basic social rules. The materials are appropriate for elementary through middle school age children but are humorous enough to be appreciated by older children as well.

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Individual Activities

Individual Activies

These activities are designed to strengthen the social skills and behavior of individuals in home or school settings. Activities are available for a range of skills and ages.

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Peer Advice

Peer Advice

Teenagers offer advice and share their experiences in lively, spontaneous discussions. These engaging videos will help teenagers learn from their peers and realize that everyone struggles with social skills from time to time. In the future, look here for videos, audios, articles, Q & A’s and more.

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Photo Cartoons

Photo Cartoons

These original cartoons are designed to show high school children the appropriate ways to behave in typical social situations and the consequences of behaving inappropriately.

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Photo Social Stories

Photo Social Stories

Simple stories, illustrated with concrete photographs, teach children how they are expected to act in typical social situations. The stories are followed by the basic facts of the story and a set of interactive questions. These stories are geared toward elementary school children but can also be useful for older children with more basic social skill needs.

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Self Assessments

Self Assessments

How am I doing? These downloadable forms offer an opportunity for children to take a look at their behavior and determine what they need to work on. Professionals and parents can use the materials to assess areas of strengths and weaknesses.

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Worksheets

Worksheet

Worksheets offer the opportunity for individual children to focus on specific skills. Worksheets are available for a wide variety of social skills and ages.

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