ASSESSING & TEACHING SOCIAL SKILLS
A 2 day course by Alex Kelly - 11th & 12th June 2013
Venue: Speaking Space, Ower, Hampshire SO51 6AG
The importance of being socially skilled cannot be over estimated. We all need these skills to communicate effectively in order to listen to others, to express ourselves, to be taken seriously, to learn and to make friends. And we know that social competence contributes to quality of life and success in future life. However not all children develop social competence naturally. Some children are socially unskilled and require help. So what can be done? Where do you start and how do you do it?
Outline of the 2 day course
The 2 days will introduce you to social skills and what can be done about social skills difficulties. It covers how to assess social skills, set up and run social skills groups effectively and use other methods of social skills interventions such as videos and stories. It offers opportunity to practise skills involved in running effective group therapy and social skills interventions.
- An introduction to social skills and how they develop
- Assessing social skills
- The theory behind the hierarchy of skills
- Practical exercises in assessing social skills & planning intervention
- Teaching social skills
- Using peers, video modelling, social stories & comic strips
- Setting up & running social skills groups
- Practical ideas for teaching social skills