Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs
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Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

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A flexible, ready-to-use activities program to help special students in grades 6-12
The updated new edition of this valuable resource offers an exciting collection of 200 ready-to-use worksheets to help adolescents build the social skills they need to interact effectively with others and learn how to apply these skills to various real-life settings, situations, and problems. The book provides 20 complete teaching units focusing on 20 basic social skills, such as being a good listener, "reading" other people, and using common sense.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 861.82g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0470259361
  • 9780470259368
  • 98,042

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Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs SECOND EDITION This thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition offers a practical resource for teachers who work with special students in grades 6-12. It is an essential aid to help middle and high school students gain the social skills necessary for success in school and in life. Designed as a self-contained program, the book outlines a flexible, ready-to-use approach (complete with reproducible activities) to help exceptional students learn and put into practice appropriate ways to behave among others. The activities offered here not only teach kids how to get along with others, but also help them learn to control a situation by actively participating and contributing to the social outcome. Veteran special educator Darlene Mannix provides 20 complete teaching units focusing on essential social skills such as being a good listener, "reading" other people, and using common sense. These are followed by 75 reproducible worksheets that help students practice applying the social skills to real-life situations in five different settings: home, school, work, among peers, and in the community. The worksheets cover routine as well as unusual situations and can be used in any order after students have completed the basic social skills training outlined in the book. PRAISE FOR SOCIAL SKILLS ACTIVITIES FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS "Darlene Mannix's Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs does what many books don't do--it promotes the use of social-emotional skills with peers and adults across a variety of settings. Teachers will find this book practical and easy to use." --NICK ELKSNIN, PH.D., NCSP, Learning & Evaluation Resources, and LINDA K. ELKSNIN, PH.D., professors emerita, The Citadel; authors, Teaching Social-Emotional Skills at School and Home "This book helps teachers address a wide spectrum of social challenges--from those faced by all teens to the challenges seen in students with more significant skill deficits. Academic and transition teachers will find this book a useful tool for their libraries." --CHRIS SCHNIEDERS, PH.D., director of teacher training, Frostig Center, Pasadena, California
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About Darlene Mannix

The Author
DARLENE MANNIX, M.A., has taught both general education and special education, and 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 Social Skills Activities for Special Children and Life Skills Activities for Special Children.
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Table of contents

About This Book v
About the Author v
Preface xv Part One: Learning Basic Social Skills 1 Chapter 1 Skills to Make a Good Impression 3
Skill 1: Making a First Impression 6
Instructor Pages 6
Worksheet 1: What Is a Good Impression? 7
Worksheet 2: Your Appearance 8
Worksheet 3: Your Attitude 10
Worksheet 4: Getting Prepared 11
Worksheet 5: Asking Appropriate Questions 12
Skill 2: Thinking About My Behavior 14
Instructor Pages 14
Worksheet 6: Picked out of a Crowd 16
Worksheet 7: Ways to Blend In 18
Worksheet 8: Unusual Behaviors 19
Worksheet 9: Behaviors That You Can t Help 20
Worksheet 10: Neutral Behavior 21
Skill 3: Getting Rid of Annoying Tendencies 22
Instructor Pages 22
Worksheet 11: Invading Personal Space 23
Worksheet 12: Interrupting 25
Worksheet 13: Repeating Yourself 27
Worksheet 14: Bodily Noises 28
Worksheet 15: Being Bossy 29
Skill 4: Having a Pleasant Voice and Breath 30
Instructor Pages 30
Worksheet 16: Voice Volume 32
Worksheet 17: Voice Tone 33
Worksheet 18: Using Appropriate Language 35
Worksheet 19: Just Answer the Question! 36
Worksheet 20: Bad Breath 38
Skill 5: Being a Good Listener 39
Instructor Pages 39
Worksheet 21: Identifying a Good Listener 41
Worksheet 22: How to Be a Good Listener 43
Worksheet 23: Important Listening Situations 45
Worksheet 24: What Problems Do You See? 46
Worksheet 25: Skit Revisited: Identifying the Listening Skills 48
Skill 6: Sharpening My Communication Skills 50
Instructor Pages 50
Worksheet 26: What Is Communication? 52
Worksheet 27: Communication Through Behavior 53
Worksheet 28: Communication Through Expressions 54
Worksheet 29: Messages 55
Worksheet 30: Practice Your Communication Skills 56
Skill 7: Sizing Up My Reputation 57
Instructor Pages 57
Worksheet 31: What Others Say About You 59
Worksheet 32: Developing a Reputation 60
Worksheet 33: Misjudging Others 62
Worksheet 34: What Kind of Reputation Do You Want? 64
Worksheet 35: Changing Your Reputation 65 Chapter 2 Skills for Self-Improvement 67
Skill 8: Having a Good Sense of Humor 71
Instructor Pages 71
Worksheet 36: Benefits of a Sense of Humor 72
Worksheet 37: Creating Humor Appropriately 73
Worksheet 38: Easing Tension with Humor 74
Worksheet 39: Laughing WITH, not Laughing AT 75
Worksheet 40: Using Humor to Include Others 77
Skill 9: Expressing Myself Appropriately 78
Instructor Pages 78
Worksheet 41: Expressing Myself with Words 80
Worksheet 42: Waiting Before Responding 82
Worksheet 43: Avoiding Getting Upset 84
Worksheet 44: Public vs. Private Conversations 85
Worksheet 45: Communicating via E-Mail 86
Skill 10: Viewing Things Realistically 88
Instructor Pages 88
Worksheet 46: Making Realistic Changes 90
Worksheet 47: Improbable or Impossible? 91
Worksheet 48: Making Changes for the Better: Habits and Friends 93
Worksheet 49: Making Changes for the Better: Attitudes and Actions 95
Worksheet 50: It Could Happen . . . 97
Skill 11: Standing Up for Myself 99
Instructor Pages 99
Worksheet 51: That s Not Right! 101
Worksheet 52: What Do I Believe? 103
Worksheet 53: Why Do I Think That Way? 104
Worksheet 54: Beliefs and Behavior 105
Worksheet 55: What s the Problem? 107
Skill 12: Making Good Decisions 108
Instructor Pages 108
Worksheet 56: Questions to Ask Yourself 110
Worksheet 57: A Decision-Making Chart 112
Worksheet 58: What Decision Need to Be Made? 113
Worksheet 59: When You Need More Information 115
Worksheet 60: Head vs. Heart Decisions 117
Skill 13: Controlling My Emotions 119
Instructor Pages 119
Worksheet 61: Why Should We Control Our Emotions? 120
Worksheet 62: First Reaction 122
Worksheet 63: What Triggers Your Emotions? 124
Worksheet 64: Controlling What You Show 126
Worksheet 65: Alternative Reactions 127
Skill 14: Making Good Friends 128 Instructor Pages 128 Worksheet 66: Is This a Good Friend? 130 Worksheet 67: Ways to Make Friends 131 Worksheet 68: Are You a Good Friend? 132 Worksheet 69: Friends Affect Us 133 Worksheet 70: Why We Want Friends 135 Skill 15: Using Common Sense 137 Instructor Pages 137 Worksheet 71: What s Common About Common Sense? 139 Worksheet 72: Looking for Clues 140 Worksheet 73: Thinking Harder 141 Worksheet 74: Thinking Smarter 143 Worksheet 75: Using Your Common Sense 145 Skill 16: Having a Good Work Ethic 146 Instructor Pages 146 Worksheet 76: Understanding the Job 147 Worksheet 77: Staying on Task 148 Worksheet 78: Knowing When to Ask for Help 149 Worksheet 79: Making a Quick Decision 151 Worksheet 80: Job Completion 153 Chapter 3 Skills for Being Around Others 155
Skill 17: Reading Other People 159
Instructor Pages 159
Worksheet 81: A New Kind of Reading 161
Worksheet 82: Facial Expressions 162
Worksheet 83: Tone of Voice 163
Worksheet 84: Body Language 164
Worksheet 85: Sincerity 165
Skill 18: Knowing Expectations 166
Instructor Pages 166
Worksheet 86: Knowing What to Expect: People 168
Worksheet 87: Knowing What to Expect: Situations 169
Worksheet 88: Knowing What Is Expected: Tasks 170
Worksheet 89: Knowing What to Expect: Past Experiences 171
Worksheet 90: Knowing What Is Expected: Commonsense Clues 172xxx
Skill 19: Negotiating or Compromising 173
Instructor Pages 173
Worksheet 91: Negotiation as a Social Skill 175
Worksheet 92: Why You Can t Always Have Your Own Way 177
Worksheet 93: Situations to Negotiate 178
Worksheet 94: Things That Aren t Negotiable 179
Worksheet 95: Practice Negotiating 180
Skill 20: Understanding Another s Point of View 181
Instructor Pages 181
Worksheet 96: Introduction to a Different Viewpoint 183
Worksheet 97: Identifying Different Points of View 184
Worksheet 98: What s the Basis for This Point of View? 185
Worksheet 99: Changing Your Situation, Changing Your Opinion 186
Worksheet 100: What Are Your Opinions? 187
Skill 21: Being Flexible 188
Instructor Pages 188
Worksheet 101: Handling Changes 190
Worksheet 102: Changing Your Plans 191
Worksheet 103: Changing Your Mind 192
Worksheet 104: Being Open to New Things 195
Worksheet 105: Reflecting 197
Skill 22: Respecting Authority 198
Instructor Pages 198
Worksheet 106: Interacting with Your Supervisor 200
Worksheet 107: When Your Boss Is Wrong 202
Worksheet 108: Other Authority Figures 203
Worksheet 109: Other Types of Authority 205
Worksheet 110: What Would You Do? 207
Skill 23: Making Others Feel Comfortable 208
Instructor Pages 208
Worksheet 111: The Play 210
Worksheet 112: Embarrassing Moments for Others 211
Worksheet 113: Helping Others Through Stressful or Uncomfortable Situations 212
Worksheet 114: Ordinary Times to Be Outgoing 213
Worksheet 115: Things to Beware Of! 214
Skill 24: Working with Others 215
Instructor Pages 215
Worksheet 116: Sharing a Job 217
Worksheet 117: Working as a Team 219
Worksheet 118: Cooperating with Authority 220
Worksheet 119: Brainstorming 221
Worksheet 120: Carrying Out Your Responsibilities 222
Skill 25: Dealing with Strangers 223
Instructor Pages 223
Worksheet 121: Being Overly Friendly to Strangers 225
Worksheet 122: Strangers Who Ask Too Much 226
Worksheet 123: When You Want Something 227
Worksheet 124: Rude Behavior of Others 228
Worksheet 125: From Stranger to Friend 229
Skill 26: Reacting Appropriately to Peer Pressure 230
Instructor Pages 230
Worksheet 126: Feeling the Pressure 232
Worksheet 127: Everybody s Doing It 233
Worksheet 128: Positive and Negative Peer Pressure 234
Worksheet 129: When There s a Conflict 236
Worksheet 130: Resisting Negative Pressure 237
Skill 27: Revealing Yourself to Others 238
Instructor Pages 238
Worksheet 131: Mysterious or Just Plain Quiet? 240
Worksheet 132: Why Tell About Yourself? 241
Worksheet 133: Revealing Things to Be Polite 242
Worksheet 134: Revealing Things to Make Conversation 243
Worksheet 135: Take a Risk, Open Up 244
Part Two: Using Social Skills 245
Chapter 4 Using Social Skills at Home 247
Instructor Pages 247
Worksheet 136: Getting Along with Parents 251
Worksheet 137: Getting Along with Siblings 252
Worksheet 138: Balancing Responsibilities and Desires 253xxxxxxx
Worksheet 139: Intrusions on Privacy 255
Worksheet 140: Handling a Divorce or Family Split 256
Worksheet 141: Living with Abusive or Dysfunctional Family Members 258
Worksheet 142: Spending Quality Time with My Family 259
Worksheet 143: Learning About My Family 261
Worksheet 144: Becoming Independent 262
Worksheet 145: Forgiving Others 263
Worksheet 146: I m Embarrassed About My Family 265
Worksheet 147: Being Proud of My Family 267 Chapter 5 Using Social Skills at School 269
Instructor Pages 269
Worksheet 148: Getting Along with Teachers or Authority Figures 273
Worksheet 149: Managing a Social Life 275
Worksheet 150: Asking for Help 277
Worksheet 151: Failing Classes 278
Worksheet 152: Discipline Problems 279
Worksheet 153: Intimidation from Other Students 280
Worksheet 154: Developing a Bad Attitude Toward School 281
Worksheet 155: Getting Involved in Extracurricular Activities 283
Worksheet 156: Giving Extra Effort Toward Excellence 284
Worksheet 157: School Goals 285
Worksheet 158: Work-Study Options 286
Worksheet 159: School Safety 287 Chapter 6 Using Social Skills at Work 289
Instructor Pages 289
Worksheet 160: Getting Along with Your Supervisor 294
Worksheet 161: Getting Along with Coworkers 296
Worksheet 162: Understanding the Skills Required for the Job 297
Worksheet 163: Developing Good Work Habits 298
Worksheet 164: Following Instructions 299
Worksheet 165: Dealing with Complaining Customers 300
Worksheet 166: Being Resourceful 301
Worksheet 167: Taking Initiative for Promotion 302
Worksheet 168: Sick Days 304
Worksheet 169: Cell Phones at Work 306xxx
Worksheet 170: What Not to Wear, Say, Do 308
Worksheet 171: Workplace Work Space 309
Chapter 7 Using Social Skills with Peers 311
Instructor Pages 311
Worksheet 172: Respecting Others as Individuals 316
Worksheet 173: Developing Healthy Relationships with the Opposite Sex 317
Worksheet 174: Taking Advantage of Social Opportunities 319
Worksheet 175: Deciding How Much Influence Others Will Have over You 320
Worksheet 176: Getting Involved with People with Problems 321
Worksheet 177: Feeling Outcast 323
Worksheet 178: When a Friend Is in Trouble 324
Worksheet 179: Choosing to Befriend Someone 325
Worksheet 180: Becoming a Good Conversationalist 326
Worksheet 181: Being a Peer Role Model 328
Worksheet 182: Misunderstandings 330
Worksheet 183: Taking and Giving 331 Chapter 8 Using Social Skills in the Community 333
Instructor Pages 333
Worksheet 184: Having Respect for the Property of Others 336
Worksheet 185: Demonstrating Good Manners Toward Others 337
Worksheet 186: Respecting Community Authority Figures 338
Worksheet 187: Being Aware of Local Issues 339
Worksheet 188: Supporting Efforts to Improve the Community 340
Worksheet 189: Dealing with Unhelpful People 342
Worksheet 190: Volunteering at Agencies 343
Worksheet 191: Your Local Newspaper 344
Worksheet 192: Helping Each Other 345
Worksheet 193: Promoting Your Community 346
Worksheet 194: Getting to Know People in Your Community 347
Worksheet 195: Participating in Community Events 348
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