• As a result of SAIL, 93% of parents reported their child showed improved social skills. “My child is more confident and socially more comfortable.”–SAIL Parent 2016

Social Awareness A

The purpose of this course is to teach students a wide variety of strategies and skills to be able to participate in an array of social situations appropriately and successfully. The students will first receive skill-based instruction in an explicit and direct manner. Once they have received their instruction, they will then be given the opportunity to practice the skills through group games, activities and role-play. For the students in kindergarten through second grade, we will be focusing on a different skill set every week, and in order to master those skills, we will work on three to five more specific skills so that the students have an opportunity to practice them.

 

Listed below are the major topics we will cover (in bold) along with the more specific skills that will be taught and practiced:

Week 1: Verbal Communication

·            Introducing Yourself

·            Finding Similarities/Differences

·            Sharing Things in Common

·            Giving Compliments

Week 4: Expressing Your Feelings

·            Identifying Feelings

·            Talking About Feelings

·            I-Messages (I feel…)

·            Self-Control

·            Dealing with Our Emotions

Week 2: Nonverbal Communication

·            Facial Expressions

·            Tone and Volume of Voice

·            Eye Contact

·            Gestures and Postures

·            Personal Space

Week 5: Problem Solving

·            Identifying Problem Behavior

·            Brainstorming

·            Learning from Mistakes

·            Thinking Before Acting

·            Accepting Consequences

Week 3: Being Part of a Group

·            How to Join a Group

·            Sharing and Cooperating

·            Following Group Rules

·            Being a Good Sport

Week 6: Listening

·            Hearing versus Listening

·            Listening for Information

·            Following Instructions

·            Positive Feedback

 

Social Awareness B

The purpose of this course is to teach students a wide array of strategies and skills that they can use in their everyday lives in order to successfully and appropriately participate in social situations. The students will first receive skill-based instruction in an explicit and direct manner. Once they have received their instruction, they will then be given the opportunity to practice the skills through group games, activities and role-play. For the students in grades three and up, we will be focusing on a different skill set each week.

In order to master those skills, we will work on four to six more specific skills, so that the students have an opportunity to practice those specific skills explicitly.

Below are the major topics we will cover (in bold) along with the more specific skills that will be taught and practiced:

 

Week 1: Verbal Communication

·            Meeting New People

·            Introducing Yourself

·            Finding Similarities/ Differences

·            Giving/ Accepting Compliments

Week 4: Expressing Your Feelings

·            Identifying Feelings

·            Talking About Feelings

·            I-Messages (I feel…)

·            Self-Control

·            Dealing with Our Emotions

Week 2: Nonverbal Communication

·            Facial Expressions

·            Eye Contact

·            Tone and Volume of Voice

·            Gestures and Posture

Week 5: Problem Solving

·            Identifying Problem Behavior

·            Brainstorming Solutions

·            Alternative Solutions

·            Learning from Mistakes

·            Thinking Before Acting

·            Accepting Consequences

Week 3: Being Part of a Group

·            How to Join a Group

·            Asking Questions

·            Sharing and Cooperating

·            Following Group Rules

·            Being a Good Sport

Week 6: Listening

·            Hearing versus Listening

·            Listening for Information

·            Following Instructions

·            Reflective Listening

·            Positive Feedback