Social Skills Training Video
“THE video(s) that we have all been waiting for to teach advanced social skills!” – Mary E. McDonald, PhD, BCBA-D
Yes, yes, yes! This is absolutely the best tool out there to help kids understand “theory of mind.” This professionally produced, brilliantly conceived video follows Jonathan through his school day as he learns how to get along better with his classmates and teachers (scroll down for preview).
Features real life social situations re-enacted by children
Highlights what they can do differently to improve social exchanges
Includes exclusive “What They’re Thinking” insight windows
To be successful socially, children must learn to notice and “read” the many cues and messages that people communicate, aside from words that are spoken. This enables them to demonstrate sensitivity to other people’s points of view and feelings. For some children, executing all these skills rapidly and nearly simultaneously can only happen with direct instruction and practice. This DVD is a necessary part of stimulating that process. It will help children perceive social situations accurately by showing them how to decode and correctly interpret information from others. It will also help them to become more aware of their own body language and the messages they’re sending. This highly-respected video breaks down complex social interactions by showing the consequences, both positive and negative, attached to how the child interacts with others and how they choose to respond in social situations.
It will make them aware of other people’s perspectives in the exchange by showing what each person is thinking during the social interaction.
The DVD highlights what they can do differently to affect a better outcome. Watching the children on this DVD will help them to recognize and hold a picture in their mind of successful social exchanges. This can help them come closer to duplicating it fluidly in their own personal interactions.
Includes these 13 lessons that will entertain children as they learn the skills needed to help them fit in:
• Being a tattletale
• Dealing with disappointment
• Taking a joke too far
• Starting a conversation
• Accepting help
• Being bossy
• Knowing when to end a conversation
• Accepting criticism
• Taking turns speaking in a conversation
• Talking too loud
• Embarrassing situations
Length: 29:00 minutes
“Wonderful! This is a terrific idea and a great tool to use in the classroom. Each scenario is a meaningful lesson.”
“I have been using this in my social skills groups. The kids LOVE the scenarios and so do their parents.”