Special educational needs teaching resources: Social skills

Resources and ideas for special educational needs, social skills, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Hero Cards - School rules SEN

Hero Cards - School rules SEN

Hero Cards are based on the concept of social stories. These widgit symbol supported cards feature a character who displays the desired behaviour. Please visit inclusiveteach.com for more or to request a specific person or behaviour.

By dr_dig

Transport Topic - Boat Types and description

Transport Topic - Boat Types and description

A simple worksheet with word bank supported by symbols to describe 4 types of boat. The answers can be matched to boat type or written depending on the level of your students. Part of the transport topic resources hosted at inclusiveteach.com

By dr_dig

Lego Tasks & Communication Board

Lego Tasks & Communication Board

A Lego focused resources for working with TEACCH system or developing interaction skills. A set of 9 tasks and a communication board to enable students to request different blocks.

By dr_dig

Making Decisions

Making Decisions

Exercising thinking skills! “What would you do if…?” Posed with numerous real-life dilemmas, students are encouraged to use forethought and complete sentences to reach and express their own decisions. Four quandary situations are presented in each of the 25 lessons in this learning unit. Three involve what may be considered “real life” problems. The fourth activity is of a humorous nature. Reading Level 3-4

By RemediaPub

Forest School starting up mega bundle

Forest School starting up mega bundle

Save 15% on this start up mega bundle. Includes everything needed to begin your Forest School journey. This bundle includes: over 50 activities including card packs policies, procedures and handbook template risk assessments, planning and evaluation 6 weeks of session plans, termly overviews observation sheetsThe history of Forest Schools, self-esteem, emotional intelligence and research This really is a great bundle for someone starting up.

By mrpeace2010

Behaviour and me

Behaviour and me

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme. The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions.The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate.AIMS OF INTERVENTION This course is aimed at establishing a ‘relationship’ with a difficult student; looking at who and what they trust and why they make the decisions which get them into trouble. It differs from other ‘About me’ interventions as its main focus is on poor behavior, difficult relationships, poor decisions and choices of the student.FACILITATOR NOTESThis course digs quite deep into the student’s life and who is in it; you would benefit from looking at their files and seeing who lives with them and any difficult events which they have had to endure. Prepare yourself for possible student out bursts or eruptions of emotion whilst they go through the process.REFERRAL CRITERIASwearing at staffPersistent refusal to follow instructionsAny level of verbal/physical abuseViolent outburstsBASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS1. Getting to know me – how the student views themselves, school and those around them.2.Who do I need? – This session focuses upon who is important in their lives, good and bad!3.Who am I? – This session is regarding what aspects of the student’s personality, affects their actions and attitude towards anger.4.Red mist – This session is recognising that anger is often at the heart of poor behaviour, so how does anger affect them?5.Stuck in the middle – This session deals with looking at behaviours from a different perspective.6.Look at all that I have – This session is all about looking at what they can change and to plan for issues and deal with them, when they come up. 7.Ongoing support – looking to the future using the lessons learned.

By Sunshine-Groups

In control

In control

The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessionsThe student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages AIMS OF INTERVENTION It is about controlling emotions, which adversely affect the student, how do they react to particular situations? Do they have a cycle of destructive behaviour which they need help changing? Structured, so that they are presented with examples of particular scenarios and asked to work out the best responses to them. Basically we are looking to alter autonomic responses and replace them with more positive reactions to life’s events. FACILITATOR NOTES This is a straightforward programme on the one hand, a child with obvious anger issues, but in order that they don’t live with that label or indeed live up to that label it is a difficult programme. There are obviously references to anger, but I have tried to envelop it into different issues and aspects of life so that it is more oblique.REFERRAL CRITERIAOut bursts at staff or pupilsOutbursts involving injury to themselves or furniture (punching doors, glass etc)Swearing at staffEmotional outbursts at odds with the situationBASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTION SESSIONS1. In control? This session looks at where they are now at the beginning of the intervention, how do they feel about themselves and their issues? 2. Who’s looking at me? Looking at different perspectives of their personality; considering attitudes and feelings about anger in particular. 3. Cycles of events This session looks at their cycle of behaviour, how it normally happens and what patterns there are. 4. I’ve done it again. Acknowledging and admitting to their feelings and failings, in order to move forward with positive change 5. Different perspectives Looking at changing and the perspective, scenarios and reframing; considering different ways to look at the same situation 6. Plans This session considers how a more in control student may look, making better choices and decisions in controlling their outbursts. 7. General Check up to see how things are going.

By Sunshine-Groups

Lunchtime Social Story

Lunchtime Social Story

This social story is about what to do at lunchtime. It is targeted at primary age students. It addresses the way a student can understand and follow the routines of lunchtime. It covers moving to the eating area, eating, packing away lunchboxes, play and lining up.Use this social story as a whole class presentation. Print a copy for the class library or send it home for further independent practice.

By martinesmith81

Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

A sheet crammed with tips for engaging students who struggle, either due to SpLD or purely find listening and following difficult. This can be used as a checklist for your teaching, regardless of the subject.

By Sazo123

Feelings Scale

Feelings Scale

Brilliant resource to use with students who are struggling with their emotions and feelings. Completely editable. The student that completed this one found his own pictures and named the emotions he feels most frequently. Split into a table comprising of the 'Feeling /emotion', 'Looks Like/sounds like', 'Feels like', 'Safe people I can talk to/ what I can do to help myself/ where can I go?'Based loosely on the five point scale. Very effective in helping students to identify what emotions they are feeling and how these present themselves. As well as supporting them to cope with them appropriately

By schandler1

Learning Concerns Feedback form

Learning Concerns Feedback form

A handy resource I have created and made available to teaching staff in my setting. They can use this to highlight where a student is struggling with their learning and hand to the SENCO to look into further.

By schandler1

KS1 & KS2 PSHE 20 x Full Sessions [COMPLETE SET] - High Quality - Philosophy Boxes Method - P4C - SMSC: Body Changes, Growing Up, Puberty, Community, Citizenship, Conflict Mediation & Resolution, Differences & Similarities, E-Safety & Cyberbullying, emotional wellbeing and mental health, family, friends, financial awareness and managing money, jobs, cereers, healthy living, harmful substances, moral and spiritual development (SMSC) identity and awarenss [A P4C Debates & Discussion approach to KS1/KS2 PSHE]

KS1 & KS2 PSHE 20 x Full Sessions [COMPLETE SET] - High Quality - Philosophy Boxes Method - P4C - SMSC: Body Changes, Growing Up, Puberty, Community, Citizenship, Conflict Mediation & Resolution, Differences & Similarities, E-Safety & Cyberbullying, emotional wellbeing and mental health, family, friends, financial awareness and managing money, jobs, cereers, healthy living, harmful substances, moral and spiritual development (SMSC) identity and awarenss [A P4C Debates & Discussion approach to KS1/KS2 PSHE]

The download comprises 20 X PSHE lessons/sessions that can be used multiple times with the same group. The method uses a selection of debate and discussion activities to explore PSHE issues for KS1 and KS2 students. This download is designed to be a significant component of any primary school's PSHE provision. A demo of the method can be found here: https://goo.gl/DrcSqv [though the content is not relevant to PSHE, it shows how the approach works] The Philosophy Boxes Method is a new approach to P4C designed for students in KS1, 2 & 3: it is graphically stimulating, engaging, and fun. This download is also suitable for older students: but the format was designed with younger students in mind. In this context: 'Philosophy Boxes' represents a more student-centred 'debate & discussion' approach to PSHE issues. The aim of Philosophy Boxes is to bring philosophy and critical thinking into every subject at every level: we believe that any subject becomes philosophy when students are asked the right questions and when they think about a topic hard enough and on the deepest (most fundamental) level. The Philosophy Boxes Method presents students with a set of 'mystery boxes', when a student selects one of the boxes they are presented with 1 of 21 discussion/debate activities [that use 1 of 8 different formats]. The presentation has integrated AfL so that teachers can test knowledge at any point in the lesson. There are 10 different AfL slides to choose from. The design is colourful, animated, fun and engaging: all activities require movement and teachers can decide whether students are expressing their ideas purely verbally or by using post-it notes. The nature of the design is that it can be used for short sessions (5-10 minutes) or much longer sessions (up to 2 hours!) - it allows for classroom practitioners to be flexible and adaptable. It can, therefore, be used in lessons or as a tutor-time activity. The download includes a PowerPoint Show; if you would like an editable PPT presentation so that you can make your own 'Philosophy Boxes' presentation you will need to download the template here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-the-philosophy-boxes-method-template-for-creating-your-own-philosophy-boxes-lessons-p4c-p4k-11463227 A complete selection of Philosophy Boxes lessons can be found here: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?&q=philosophy+boxes+godwin86 This PSHE course is based around the topics listed on the BBC Bitesize Resources for KS1 & KS2 PSHE (their content can be used alongside these resources to bolster your PSHE provision, though this download does not require additional preparation or resources) [http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqtnvcw]

By godwin86

Basic Communication Fan SEND

Basic Communication Fan SEND

A communication fan to convey basic wants and needs. Could be used with non-verbal learners or those who do not phrase sentences appropriately to make requests. Fans: 'I want' and 'please' appear with a bold box around them to illustrate the beginning and and of a sentence. It is the children's choice to then fill the blank with a symbol fan of their choice. Requests include: toilet, drink, snack, to go, to stop, help, to talk, to move around, the toy, the computer, the ipad, to play, to watch and to show you.

By zvlovegrove

Global Citizenship - KS1 & KS2 PSHE [Philosophy Boxes] KS1-3 (P4C) 'Respecting People & Places'

Global Citizenship - KS1 & KS2 PSHE [Philosophy Boxes] KS1-3 (P4C) 'Respecting People & Places'

The topic of this Philosophy Boxes download is Global Citizenship and 'Connecting with People & Places'. It is one of a series of Philosophy Boxes sessions designed, by request, for KS1-2 PSHE sessions (though it is also useful for KS3). You can save money by downloading the entire bundle of 20 sessions: which would form a significant part to your school's KS1/2 PSHE provision.The download comprises a P4C lesson/session that can be used multiple times with the same group.The Philosophy Boxes Method is a new approach to P4C designed for students in KS1, 2 & 3: it is graphically stimulating, engaging, and fun. This download is also suitable for older students: but the format was designed with younger students in mind.The aim of Philosophy Boxes is to bring philosophy and critical thinking into every subject at every level: we believe that any subject becomes philosophy when students are asked the right questions and when they think about a topic hard enough and on the deepest (most fundamental) level. The Philosophy Boxes Method presents students with a set of 'mystery boxes', when a student selects one of the boxes they are presented with 1 of 21 discussion/debate activities [that use 1 of 8 different formats].The presentation has integrated AfL so that teachers can test knowledge at any point in the lesson. There are 10 different AfL slides to choose from. The design is colourful, animated, fun and engaging: all activities require movement and teachers can decide whether students are expressing their ideas purely verbally or by using post-it notes.The nature of the design is that it can be used for short sessions (5-10 minutes) or much longer sessions (up to 2 hours!) - it allows for classroom practitioners to be flexible and adaptable. It can, therefore, be used in lessons or as a tutor-time activity.The download includes a PowerPoint Show; if you would like an editable PPT presentation so that you can make your own 'Philosophy Boxes' presentation you will need to download the template here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-the-philosophy-boxes-method-template-for-creating-your-own-philosophy-boxes-lessons-p4c-p4k-11463227A complete selection of Philosophy Boxes lessons can be found here: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?&q=philosophy+boxes+godwin86You can also save money by purchasing lessons as bundles.This PSHE course is based around the topics listed on the BBC Bitesize Resources for KS1 & KS2 PSHE (their content can be used alongside these resources to bolster your PSHE provision, though this download does not require additional preparation or resources) [http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqtnvcw]

By godwin86

Justifying ideas SEN

Justifying ideas SEN

A powerpoint to explain how to justify your ideas or thoughts using because to extend your sentences or viewpoint. Download also comes with Pdf poster to support children in the different ways they can justify their opinion, methods of justification as reminder strips for a task and some key parts of the slides to serve as a social story.Some children really struggle with the idea of differing opinions and understanding that they can't always be right or clearly understood. Hopefully this will help. Also helps children who may have all the correct answers but cannot see why they need to expand on them.

By zvlovegrove

Behaviour Fan

Behaviour Fan

A fan which could be created with the child as a prompt for appropriate behaviour. Could be laminated and put on a key ring (or other fastening) for practitioners to use as a quick prompt or for the child to use to self regulate behaviour.

By zvlovegrove

Work  prompt fans SEN

Work prompt fans SEN

Download includes two fans with the 'i can...' statements:I can do my workI can write a sentenceBoth follow steps and prompts to support independent working. Could be ordered in any way to suit your child, can add/take away relevant fans to differentiate. When laminated and put on a key ring children can use themselves or staff could use as a non-verbal cue.Also included a reward chart for independent work for motivation!

By zvlovegrove

SEND Case Study

SEND Case Study

Ensure you are keeping a track of all you are doing for a young person so that the information can be on hand for Ofsted.

By teachmomo

SEND SLT Triangulation of Value Added

SEND SLT Triangulation of Value Added

As a leader ensure that all the work and intervention you are doing for a young person is recorded and ultimately evidences value added. The information will ensure that you have all the evidence you need when Ofsted arrive.

By teachmomo

How to make a sandwich. For EAL/ESL/KS1 Learners.

How to make a sandwich. For EAL/ESL/KS1 Learners.

Students can learn how to make a Sandwich, looking at key words such as ingredients, recipe and instructions. They can also familiarise themselves with food vocabulary and actually make a sandwich!There is also a video and worksheet activity for them to complete when making their sandwich.Ideal for KS1 , low level learners or ESL/EAL learners.

By teachsureenglish

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Friends and Friendship. PSHE and Citizenship

Friends and Friendship. PSHE and Citizenship

This resource encourages students to consider their relationship with their friends. Are they influenced by their friends? Do they have positive relationships? Can they improve their friendships?Included is a questionnaire which helps students analyse the type of friendships that they have. Also included are discussion starting points and prompts to encourage reflection. Suitable for PSHE lessons, form time .... or any time when you feel that students could benefit from considering their relationship with their peers.

By StartEducation

One More Minute

One More Minute

This may act as an intervention, providing replacement behavior for students who display disruptive behavior. Teach students who become upset to use appropriate communication, they can request “1 more minute” and you can even provide them with a limit!

By kristinarisner

Chase Cards

Chase Cards

This is for students who might run around the classroom during times where it may be inappropriate, students who elope for attention, etc. This can be a positive tool that can teach students that they can in fact “earn” chase, and maybe only have 2-5 chase options a day.

By kristinarisner