Social skills support for SEN students

Prompt cards, worksheets and social stories to help students with SEN develop their social skills

Tes Resources Team

Group Of Students Practising Social Skills Reflecting Key Lesson Ideas For Students With Special Educational Needs

Practical tips and easy-to-use activities to develop the social skills of students with SEN

For some pupils, communicating with their peers can feel like an impossible task. By offering your students practical advice and taking time to discuss their concerns, you can help them feel more prepared for daily interactions. We’ve hand-picked a selection of engaging resources, so you can do just that.

Resources to support social skills development

Friendship ELSA Intervention for social skills - 7 sessions
Elsasupport

Friendship ELSA Intervention for social skills - 7 sessions

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This FRIENDSHIP intervention planning resource pack is ready to go. Just print and deliver! This pack is suitable for WHOLE CLASS as well as group work. If there are teachers out there who have children who just don t get along then try running this as an intervention during PSHE time. Each less...
Social Skills intervention programme
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Social Skills intervention programme

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This programme is a short intervention intended for children in KS1 or for those who struggle to cope in social situations. Understanding of Social skills is an under pinning tool required throughout life. Identifying our own feelings and the feelings of others helps us to adapt in our ever cha...
Social Skills for Autism Workbook
Rachel Lees

Social Skills for Autism Workbook

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The resource is designed for young people, aged 12+, who have social and communication related difficulties. It may benefit those with Autism or Neurodiversities but will also suit a range of learners who find social interaction, relationships, communication and independence more difficult for any r...
ELSA /  Social Skills Game
creativesquirrel

ELSA / Social Skills Game

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A fun and engaging game that is perfect for ELSA / Friendship Support / Mindfulness / Social Skills intervention groups etc. Can be played with two or more players - all you will need is a dice and some counters. Students work their way around the board by answering question about themselves, the...
Good Listening Social Story
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Good Listening Social Story

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Social story about rules for good listening in the classroom and why it is important The point of a social story is to use a patient and reassuring tone to teach children about social situations in a way that can be easily understood. Social stories can be useful for any child who is struggling to ...

Understanding emotions

Managing Anger  - noting behaviour and strategies
tesAutism

Managing Anger - noting behaviour and strategies

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Simple sheet that can be worked through with a pupil to help identify what happens when they feel angry and what they can do to relieve their anger. Two styles of sheets available: one with the addition of a body shape for drawing on. Both sheets available in 2 different skin tones.
Feeling Fan
Danny Barthorpe

Feeling Fan

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The 'How and I Feeling Fan' is a simple way for children to express how they are feeling. The fan contains 14 different faces depicting different emotions along with the matching vocabulary. The fan can be easily made by both staff and child. *requires one paper fastener Age 3+ Symbol...
Elsa Support, Make a Face -Emotions activity
Elsasupport

Elsa Support, Make a Face -Emotions activity

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Resource from ELSA SUPPORT Print out the skin tone that you require. This resource has five different skin tones to suit all children. There are also 15 different sets of eyes and mouths and a set of emotions vocabulary flash cards. Laminate all the pieces and keep in a zipped bag for convenience. ...
Emotion cards
tesSpecialNeeds

Emotion cards

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A set of cards showing eight common emotions: angry, anxious, confused, happy, sad, surprised, tired and worried. Three sets included in download: one with fair skinned faces and captions, one showing a darker skin tone with captions and a third showing all the faces but without captions.
Emotions Feelings Yes / No Questions
TeachingAutism

Emotions Feelings Yes / No Questions

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This resource contains 24 different task cards giving students the choice of two answers - yes or no - to the question at the top. Each task card contains 1 question, 1 image and 2 answers. The task cards are all in the theme of Feelings / Emotions. These task cards come in col and b/w opt...
Understanding Emotions (Unit of Work - EYFS / KS1)
Polly Puddleduck

Understanding Emotions (Unit of Work - EYFS / KS1)

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This pack is ideal for EYFS/KS1 for PSHE and covers the area of learning on Emotions. The pack includes coloured flashcards with infographics and several printables / worksheets. Worksheets are differentiated. Included are several writing tempaltes ideal for the more able emergent writers. ...
Emotion faces
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Emotion faces

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Children to draw faces to corresponding emotions Clipart images courtesy of Kari Bolt Children's Illustrator