This school year, I’ll be running a social skills group at my work! I wanted a basic outline of topics to hopefully target each week. I decided that most of the time, things are too difficult to target in just one week so I made this handy dandy calendar of which topics I’ll target when. I will target each topic for 2 weeks and move on, but obviously most of the topics are connected.
I began the year with topics I know I’ll want my students to be familiar with right away. For example, if my kiddos aren’t using whole body listening, very little will get done the rest of the year!
I hope to tie in themes/holidays as appropriate to target skills as well. For example, I put “Giving Compliments” over Valentine’s Day so it could easily be incorporated into therapy!
Note: Many of the topics are based on Maria Garcia Winner’s vocabulary and her Social Thinking Model. For more information on this, visit www.socialthinking.com!
Hope this has been helpful!