Social Skills Curricula

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Attainment
Attainment’s Explore Social Skills. Attainment Co., 2012.
Description: A social skill training program for high school students. These skills are essential to attain social competency and be successful in school, community, and the workplace.
Attainment’s explore social skills / Judi Kinney ; edited by Tom Kinney ; graphic design by Jo Reynolds ; video stills by Jeff Schultz.
1 student book + 1 teacher’s guide + 1 DVD + 1 CD-ROM with forms.
Attainment’s explore social skills / Judi Kinney. 2nd ed.
Attainment’s explore social skills 2 / Pat Crissey.
Attainment’s explore social skills 2 : instructor’s guide : understanding emotions, facial expressions, and behaviors / Pat Crissey. 1 book + CD-ROM
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AI Reserve
371.94
Reese
Autism & PDD Adolescent Social Skills Lessons Series. Pam Britton Reese, Nena C. Challenner.
LinguiSystems, c2001.
Description: “These one-page, picture-supported social lessons help teens understand and express feelings and deal with aggression and other special problems. The book has 40 ready-to-use lessons. Customize the lessons by adding student-specific information, editing the text, and using a photograph in place of the generic picture in the book. Each sentence in the story is supported by one or more pictures. There are instructional and behavioral lessons. The instructional lessons are intended to teach adolescents what they need to do or say in social situations that are sometimes overwhelming … Use these instructional lessons as part of a social skills curriculum with small groups. The behavioral lessons target specific social problems that need to be stopped … Use these lessons with an individual. You choose the order in which to present the lessons. Then, document progress with the Record of Progress and tracking forms.”
“Skill areas: social skills/language, ages: 12 and up, grades: 7 and up.”–publisher website.
Titles in this series: Health & hygiene — Interacting — Managing behavior — Secondary schools — Vocational.
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371.5
BeCool
BeCool, Lower Elementary.
BeCool, Upper Elementary.

James Stanfield Publishing, 2006.
Description: “The BeCool program describes techniques for managing some of the most common and difficult interpersonal behaviors faced by young children and adolescents… Using the self-defence coping strategies presented in this program…students will learn how to minimize the destructive effects of these behaviors, as well as promote positive interpersonal interactions…”
Each level has five DVDs with supporting materials. Each as these topics for the appropriate grade levels: Module 1. Coping with criticism –Module 2. Coping with teasing –Module 3. Coping with bullying –Module 4. Coping with anger/other –Module 5. Coping with anger/self.
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618.928588
Bellin
Building social relationships. Scott Bellini. Autism Aspergers Publishing Company.
Description: “The BSR program is a systematic research based social skills program that teaches social skills and activates social cognition in youth on the autism spectrum. The program allows parents and practitioners to stop “chasing” problem behaviors, and instead address the underlying causes of problem behaviors and social interaction difficulties. The BSR program highlights the simultaneous integration between social cognitive processing and the performance of discrete social skills. To reflect this in practice, the BSR program provides over 40 strategies to teach social skills and strategies to teach and activate social-cognitive processing in both children and adolescents.”–author’s website.
There are three titles available in this series:
Building social relationships : a systematic approach to teaching social skills to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other social difficulties.
Building social relationships : a systematic approach to teaching social interaction skills to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other social difficulties instructor manual. Book + CD-ROM
Building social relationships : a systematic approach to teaching social interaction skills to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other social difficulties. Textbook edition.
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Circles
Circles Program. James Stanfield.
Description: “The Circles videomodeling curriculum consists of three programs that teach social and relationship boundaries, interpersonal skills, and relationship-specific social skills in an easy to understand format. The Circles curriculum is useful across school, home, social and vocational settings.” — publisher website.
Circles Level one, Intimacy & relationships [videorecording (DVD)] : first step introduction, special needs / producer, James Stanfield ; writers, Marklyn Champagne, Leslie Walker-Hirsch. Rev. ed. James Stanfield Pub. Co., [200-?],
6 videodiscs + 1 guide + 1 wall teaching graph + 12 laminated graph sheets + tablet of graphs + 2 sheets of labels.
Description: “Helps your students to recognize exploitative relationships as well as develop mutually respectful ones. Designed to help your students “see” social and sexual distance. Explains the relationship between the level of intimacy between people and the way to touch, talk to and trust each other. Students will learn “relationship boundaries” and relationship specific behaviors, i.e., it’s okay to hug your mother, it’s not okay to hug the mailman. Demonstrates how intimacy levels change as relationships change. The role of mutual choice among individuals is emphasized, a critical concept for protecting students from exploitation. Presents to special students some extremely abstract concepts in a very simple and concrete manner. The connection between the kind of relationship and the corresponding level of intimacy is demonstrated visually, making learning this important content area easy for students”–Publisher’s web site.
Circles [videorecording (DVD)] Intimacy & relationships : Level two, second step expanded introduction, special needs + / produced and directed by James Stanfield ; writen by James Stanfield, Dan Fouts. James Stanfield Pub. Co., 2007.
4 videodiscs + 1 guide.
Description: “Helps your students to recognize exploitative relationships as well as develop mutually respectful ones. Designed to help your students “see” social and sexual distance. Explains the relationship between the level of intimacy between people and the way to touch, talk to and trust each other. Students will learn “relationship boundaries” and relationship specific behaviors, i.e., it’s okay to hug your mother; it’s not okay to hug the mailman. Demonstrates how intimacy levels change as relationships change. The role of mutual choice among individuals is emphasized, a critical concept for protecting students from exploitation. Presents to special students some extremely abstract concepts in a very simple and concrete manner. The connection between the kind of relationship and the corresponding level of intimacy is demonstrated visually, making learning this important content area easy for students”–Publisher’s web site.
Circles [videorecording (DVD)] : stop abuse / Marklyn P. Champagne, Leslie Walker-Hirsch. James Stanfield & Co., c1986.
2 videodiscs + teacher’s guide.
Description: This video concentrates on teaching persons with developmental disabilities to recognize and consequently avoid sexually threatening or abusive situations.
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616.85882
Buron
The Five Series. Kari Dunn Buron. Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Kari Dunn Buron has written three books using a five-point rating system with activities.
A 5 could make me lose control! : an activity-based method for evaluating and supporting highly anxious students [kit] / Kari Dunn Buron. Autism Asperger Publishing Co., c2007.
1 booklet + 1 laminated chart + flash cards.
Description: An interactive method for students ages 4-18 with autism spectrum disorders to express the nature, cause, and degree of their stress.
A 5 is against the law! : social boundaries : straight up! / Kari Dunn Baron. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., c2007.
Description: “Building on the 5-point scale, .. a workbook for adolescents and young adults … The book takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for youth who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries. There is a section devoted to anxiety and how to cope with this emotion before it begins to escalate. Ideas for using the anxiety curve are included. …, the reader is encouraged to think about and create his own behavior and anxiety scale that might apply to his particular emotions and situations. … The idea behind the 5-point scale is to take a social or emotional concept and break it into 5 parts to make it easier to understand the different degrees of social behavior..”–publisher website.
The incredible 5-point scale : assisting students with autism spectrum disorders in understanding social interactions and controlling their emotional responses / Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., 2003.
Description: This gives a visual representation of social behaviors, emotions and abstract ideas. Individuals can use it to regulate emotions and stress levels.
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Focuse
Focused on series. Producers, Sharon Z. Sacks, Karen E. Wolffe ; directors, Anne Fernandes, Sharon Z. Sacks. American Foundation for the Blind, 2000.
Description: Each set has a DVD and study guide for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments.
Focused on importance & need for social skills [videorecording (DVD)].
Description: Provides an overview of the importance of social competence, and it details the course of social skills development in children in general and in children who are blind or visually impaired in particular.
Focused on teaching social skills to visually impaired elementary students [videorecording (DVD)].
Description: Focuses on social-skills interventions and strategies for elementary and middle-school-aged students with visual impairments.
Focused on teaching social skills to visually impaired preschoolers [videorecording (DVD)].
Description: Focuses on teaching social skills to children from birth to five years of age who are blind or visually impaired.
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302.14
Myles
The Hidden Curriculum. Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
The hidden curriculum is a term used to describe those social behaviors that are not directly taught, but that everyone is expected to know. These are behaviors that are not necessarily the same in every situation, either.
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The hidden curriculum [videorecording (DVD)] : teaching what is meaningful / presented by Brenda Smith Myles.Autism Asperger Pub. Co., c2005.
Description: Explains the concept of the Hidden Curriculum and its importance in teaching hidden curriculum items directly to individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
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Myles
The hidden curriculum : for understanding unstated rules in social situations for adolescents and young adults / Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, Melissa L. Trautman, MsEd, and Ronda L. Schelvan, MsEd ; foreword by Michelle Garcia Winner. Revised and expanded edition, new teaching tips. AAPC, [2013]
Description: Social learning is made simple in the revised and expanded edition of this popular book. The authors have narrowed their target to issues common amongst adolescents and young adults. While many of the features of the original book have been maintained, information on evidence-based practices about social learning has been added. Additionally, a series of instructional strategies are provided and they can be used to teach the hidden curriculum. Instructional aids include charts, forms, and templates designed to make the job of teaching and learning the hidden curriculum more effective.
616.85882
Myles
The hidden curriculum of getting and keeping a job : navigating the social landscape of employment : a guide for individuals with autism spectrum and other social-cognitive challenges / Brenda Smith Myles, Judy Endow, and Malcolm Mayfield. AAPC Pub., c2013.
Description: The hidden curriculum, those unspoken rules that most of us pick up almost unconsciously, are challenging for individuals with autism and similiar social-cognitive disorders. This book offers easy, simple to follow suggestions for how to avoid the social minefields in getting and keeping a job.–Publisher.
371.92
Cumpata
QUEST program. JoEllen Cumpata. Future Horizons, 2010-2015.
QUEST (Questioning, Understanding, and Exploring Social Skills and Pragmatic Language Together) is a social skills program created to help middle school students with ASD who struggle with pragmatic language and social skills. Developed by a school social worker and speech language pathologist, the program uses an intensive, proactive approach to teaching social skills, combining written instruction with games, activities, and student interaction. There are three titles in this series.
A quest for social skills for students with autism or asperger’s : ready-to-use lessons with games, role-play activities, and more / Joellen Cumpata, Susan Fell.
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371.9
Cumpata
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QUEST program I : social skills curriculum for elementary school students with autism / JoEllen Cumpata, Susan Fell.
Description: “… developed to address the needs of elementary students with social skills and pragmatic language weaknesses. Because these children benefit from regular instruction and practice, the program uses an intensive proactive approach to teach social skills by combining written instruction with games, experiential stories, and role play, which results in discussion, friendly feedback from peers, and real world experience. Even when provided with an inclusive education in a general education setting, these students do not typically interpret social cues, nuances and rules of interaction in the same way as their peers, which is the reason the program maximizes generalization of skills both in and outside the classroom. The goals of the program are to help students gain a better understanding of human behavior and interaction and to provide opportunities to become familiar and comfortable with the social skills and pragmatic language necessary to be successful at school and in the community.”
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371.9
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QUEST Program II : social skills curriculum for middle school students with autism / JoEllen Cumpata, Susan Fell.
Description: “Quest Program II is a social skills program created to help middle school students with autism who struggle with social skills and pragmatic language. Six helpful units: School Survival Basics, Understanding and Managing Emotions, Communication Skills, Making Friends and Interacting with Peers, Personal Safety, Vocational Readiness can be implemented either chronologically or on their own. Evidence-based research supports the methods used and students have a great time learning-by-doing, through role-play and real-world experience. Parents are kept in the loop with email updates and evaluations. Everyone wins with this program! Best of all, the book includes a CD of printable worksheets, letters, forms, and more!”
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Second
Second Step Series.
Committee for Children, c2011.
Description: Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive.
There are separate kits for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grades 1 through 8, and a staff training set.
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Skillstreaming. Arnold P. Goldstein, Ellen McGinnis. Research Press, 1990-2012
Description: “Skillstreaming employs a four-part training approach—modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization—to teach essential prosocial skills to children and adolescents.”–publisher’s website.
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McGinnis
The skillstreaming video [videorecording (DVD)] : how to teach students prosocial skills. 1 DVD + 2 books.
Description: Provides a step-by-step illustration of procedures involved in the structured learning approach to social skills training which involves modeling, role playing, performance feedback, and transfer training. Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein discusses the background and development of the skillstreaming approach and trains teachers how to use the structured learning procedures. Dr. Ellen McGinnis demonstrates how to conduct group sessions with elementary students.
Skillstreaming in early childhood : teaching prosocial skills to the preschool and kindergarten child / Ellen McGinnis.
Skillstreaming the elementary school child : a guide for teaching prosocial skills. Third edition.
Skillstreaming the elementary school child : student manual.
Skillstreaming the adolescent : a guide for teaching prosocial skills / Ellen McGinnis ; [with Robert P. Sprafkin, N. Jane Gershaw, and Paul Klein]. Third ed.
Skillstreaming the adolescent : a structured learning approach to teaching prosocial skills : student manual.
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SocialSkills
Spotlight on social skills, adolescent. Carolyn LoGiudice and Paul F. Johnson. LinguiSystems, c2008.
Description: The activity pages are filled with graphic organizers and interesting photos. The lessons give students specific, clear directions.
There are six titles in this series: Conversations — Emotions — Getting along — Interpersonal negotiation — Making social inferences — Nonverbal language.
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Madrigal
Superflex Series
This series of materials is fun and motivating for students. For elementary school children (grades K to 5), as well as some older students.
Superflex .. a superhero social thinking curriculum / Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner. Think Social Publishing, 2008.
Description: Provides educators and parents with fun and motivating ways to teach elementary school students with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism how to build social skills. Superflex combines a book, comic book and CD to create a curriculum that develops in the students’ brains a superhero who overcomes the social thinking challenges that arise in different social contexts.
Superflex and Focus Tron go to the rescue! : empower your Thinkable to defeat your Unthinkable / written by: Michelle Garcia Winner and the Superflex creative team. Think Social Publishing, 2018.
Superflex and Kool Q Cumber to the rescue! : empower your Thinkable to defeat your Unthinkable / written by: Michelle Garcia Winner and the Superflex creative team. Think Social Publishing, 2018.
Superflex takes on Brain Eater and the team of unthinkables / written by Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner ; illustrated by Kyle Richardson. Think Social Publishing, 2012.
Superflex takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables / written by Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner ; illustrated by Kelly Knopp. Think Social Publishing, 2009.
Superflex takes on One-sided Sid, Un-wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables / written by: Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal. Illustrated by: Kelly Knopp. Think Social Publishing, 2013.
Social Town citizens discover 82 new unthinkables for Superflex to outsmart! : introducing Superflex’s very cool five-step power plan and the thinkables / [edited and expanded upon by Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner, and Pamela Crooke]. Social Thinking Publishing, 2012.
Superflex superdecks [card games] : card games to promote superflexible social thinking ®. Think Social Publishing, 2013.
Thinkables & Unthinkables double deck [card games]. Card games to promote superflexible social thinking. Social Thinking Publishing, c2013.
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Kelly
Talkabout. Alex Kelly. Speechmark, 2009-2011.
Talkabout for children : developing self awareness and self esteem / Alex Kelly. Book + CD-ROM.
Description: “Designed specifically for young children (aged 4 and above) or children with special needs, this practical resource is packed with activities and games for developing self awareness and self esteem. Self awareness and self esteem is an essential prerequisite to developing social skills and so this book is an excellent first step to any social skills programme. Includes: over 40 activities to develop self awareness and self esteem ; CD with colour versions of the activities to print out and use ; a year’s teaching plan to help teachers incorporate groups into the school curriculum ; a short introduction to working with children with low self esteem and social skills difficulties ; a short assessment of self awareness and self esteem ; 25 excellent group cohesion activities to use within in your groups ; forms and evaluation sheets to help with the smooth running of groups. … children in particular love the new Talkabout characters that are introduced to help them understand some of the concepts.”–publisher’s website. CD: Includes all handouts, both Mac & PC compatible.
Talkabout for teenagers : developing social & emotional communication skills / Alex Kelly & Brian Sains. Book + CD-ROM.
Description: “Designed specifically for teenagers, this practical workbook provides ready-made material for running social and relationship skills groups with older children and young adults. Divided into five, hierarchical modules – self awareness and self esteem; body language; conversational skills; friendship skills; assertiveness skills– each module includes a teaching plan with worksheets and photocopiable resources. Includes a short assessment to highlight the module that is most appropriate to teach and the skills within that module that are relevant. Provides a short guide to running successful social skills groups, for example, the numbers for each group, group rules, developing group cohesion, how to set up a role play. … hierarchical approach to teaching social skills and Talkabout for Teenagers is ideal for all professionals working with teenagers with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.”–publisher’s website.

Updated April 2020