Special educational needs lesson plans and activities: Social skills

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

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Autism Awareness Bundle - Lesson / Assembly Presentation, Activity Pack, Set of 25 Autism Posters

Autism Awareness Bundle - Lesson / Assembly Presentation, Activity Pack, Set of 25 Autism Posters

This bundle contains a number of resources on autism awareness. It is an ideal resource for World Autism Day / Week. Purchased individually these resources would cost £11.23. Save money and buy the bundle for just £5.50. That's a massive saving of 51%! Autism Awareness Day / Week Lesson / Assembly Presentation This is a fully editable and interactive presentation which will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism. The presentation includes sections on - What is autism? Social Communication Difficulties. Social Interaction Difficulties. Rigid Thought Processes. Sensory Issues. Repetitions and Rituals. Obsessions. Gifts and Talents. Famous people With Autism / Asperger's. Simple Text Autism Awareness Day / Week Lesson / Assembly Presentation This is a simple text version of the above resource appropriate for younger pupils / older SEN students. Autism Awareness Activity Pack This resource contains an autism awareness activity pack. The pack contains six activities - Sensory Sensitivity / Overload This activity begins with watching a short clip about sensory overload. There are two tasks that follow designed for pupils to experience sensory overload when attempting to complete tasks; one is more challenging than the other. Autism Discussion Cards These contain 4 statements about autism designed to provoke discussion and to get the pupils to think about and develop their awareness of autism. They are not true or false statements and there are no right or wrong answers. Communication Difficulties Exercise This is a task designed to simulate the difficulties that many people with autism encounter when trying to communicate. Pupils take part in an activity in which they have to think very carefully about the words they use and what they are saying. What is autism? How Can I Help? Pupils watch a video about autism in which a young man explains 5 things he thinks people need to know about autism and 5 things people can do to help people with autism. Pupils are asked to discuss the five things that the person felt people needed to know about autism and five ways that people can help. Pupils then complete a worksheet. Autism Acrostic Pupils complete an acrostic piece of writing using the word autism as a stimulus. Two acrostic autism posters are included to give the pupils some ideas. An autism acrostic template is also included. Set of 25 Autism Awareness Posters A set of 25 colourful, eye-catching and thought-provoking posters which can be used for display or discussion purposes. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Autism Awareness Day / Week - Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 120 Slides

Autism Awareness Day / Week - Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 120 Slides

This resource contains a fully editable and interactive lesson / assembly presentation on autism and Autism Awareness Day (2nd April) and Autism Awareness Week. I had the privilege of teaching and working with many amazing young people on the autistic spectrum for twenty years. People with autism are often misunderstood. Hopefully, this presentation will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism.The presentation includes sections on What is autism? Social Communication Difficulties Social Interaction Difficulties Rigid Thought Processes Sensory Issues Repetitions and Rituals Obsessions Gifts and Talents Famous people With Autism / Asperger'sThere are hyperlinks to1. A video which shows what it is like to experience sensory overload.2. A short video on autism.3. A short video about Schools’ Awareness Week by the National Autistic Society.4. A video produced by a young person with autism who talks about five things he thinks it is important that people know about autism and five ways you can help him.A simple text version of this presentation, more appropriate for younger pupils / older SEN students, is also available.Simple Text Autism Awareness Lesson / Assembly PresentationAutism Awareness Activity PackSet of 25 Autism Awareness Posters For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Autism Awareness Simple Text Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 106 Slides

Autism Awareness Simple Text Lesson / Assembly Presentation - 106 Slides

This resource contains a SIMPLE TEXT, fully editable and interactive lesson/assembly presentation on autism and Autism Awareness Day (2nd April) and Autism Awareness Week. I had the privilege of teaching and working with many amazing young people on the autistic spectrum for twenty years. People with autism are often misunderstood. Hopefully, this presentation will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism.The presentation includes sections on What is autism? Signs of autism Social Communication Difficulties Social Interaction Difficulties Rigid Thought Processes Sensory Issues Repetitions and Rituals Obsessions Gifts and Talents Famous people With Autism / Asperger'sThere are hyperlinks to1. A video which shows what it is like to experience sensory overload.2. A short video on autism.3. A short video about Schools’ Awareness Week by the National Autistic Society.4. A video produced by a young person with autism who talks about five things he thinks it is important that people know about autism and five ways you can help him.A more detailed version of this presentation, more appropriate for older students, is also available.Autism Awareness Lesson / Assembly PresentationSet of 25 Autism Awareness Posters Autism Awareness Activity PackFor more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide

By Krazikas

Set of  25 Autism Awareness Posters - Ideal for Autism Awareness Day / Week

Set of 25 Autism Awareness Posters - Ideal for Autism Awareness Day / Week

This resource contains a set of 25 autism awareness posters. These are ideal for Autism Awareness Day / Week and can be used for display or discussion purposes.Further Autism ResourcesAutism Awareness Lesson / Assembly Presentation This resource contains a fully editable and interactive lesson / assembly presentation on autism and Autism Awareness Day (2nd April) and Autism Awareness Week. I had the privilege of teaching and working with many amazing young people on the autistic spectrum for twenty years. People with autism are often misunderstood. Hopefully, this presentation will help others to be more informed about, and more understanding of, autism.The presentation includes sections on What is autism? Signs of autism Social Communication Difficulties Social Interaction Difficulties Rigid Thought Processes Sensory Issues Repetitions and Rituals Obsessions Gifts and Talents Famous people With Autism / Asperger'sThere are hyperlinks to1. A video which shows what it is like to experience sensory overload.2. A short video on autism.3. A short video about Schools’ Awareness Week by the National Autistic Society.4. A video produced by a young person with autism who talks about five things he thinks it is important that people know about autism and five ways you can help him.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

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

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Autism Support Pack with Widgit Symbols

Autism Support Pack with Widgit Symbols

This resource pack has been designed to support parents, teachers and carers who work with children who are on the autism spectrum.The pack includes 21 ready-made resources to support routine, emotions, behaviour and social interaction. Use the resources to create timetables, sequences, task boards and many more.These resources were created using InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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Student Support Booklet Template

Student Support Booklet Template

As a SENCO I found it extremely frustrating constantly having to remind teachers about specific students needs and how to support these. Despite having access to an inclusion register. I have created this booklet that has been given to all staff to ensure they are fully aware of all students with additional needs and how to support these fully in their lessons. The contents have been collated from various websites and sources for ease of use in one document.The booklet contains:1. An introduction to the booklet and how to use it2. Key and Acronyms3. Broad areas of need explained4. List of students identified with SEND (anonymized ready to input your school's information into)5. Students for whom reasonable adjustments should be made (anonymized ready to input your school's information into)6. Supporting Pupils with Statements of SEND/EHCPs (anonymized ready to input your school's information into)7. Student’s Health Care Plans. 8. Named Students/students with mentors9. Specific Learning Difficulties (SPLD) definition10. ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder definition11. Supporting students with Dyslexia12. Supporting students with ASD13. Supporting students with numeracy difficulties.14. Supporting students with ADHD15. Supporting Students with SLCN16. Questioning Blank Levels17. Simplifying questions18. Differentiation techniques to teach key vocabulary and key concepts19. Referral form – Learning Concerns20. Referral form – Behavioural and emotional concerns21. Record of concern form (CP)22. Subject teacher feedback form 23. Pupil passport proforma24. Interventions offered in school25. Assess, Plan, Do, Review Cycle

By schandler1

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

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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