Coping/social skills

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  1. Kelster95

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    I will be teaching coping social skills to middle school sped students this year. I will have them for about 75 minutes every other day. How would you structure the class period?
     
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    What is their eligibilty (AUT, mod severe, other)?
     
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    A mix but mainly autism and ebd, the school does not have students with extreme or severe behavioral issues.
     
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    I'd start with a journal while I checked agendas/supplies. Then I'd have a class meeting the Responsive Classroom way. I'd try to use greetings that encourage eye contact and speaking up. Have students pose issues/conflicts and role play solving them. Possible topics that have come up for me 1,000 times in the past 4 years:
    • advocating for yourself with adults (HUGE)
    • bullying (being the bully and the victim)
    • making friends
    • sibling rivalry/sibling comparisons
    • fractured families
    • learned helplessness
    • testing anxiety
    • puberty/body issues/hygiene
    • disability awareness
    I'm not afraid to sacrifice instruction to address these things, but BOY would I have loved more scheduled time to discuss issues, especially #1.
     

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