Social Language Training Elementary
184 pages
Age Range: 6 to 11
ISBN: 9780760608302

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Social Language Training Elementary

$88.00, Softcover
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Linda Bowers, Carolyn LoGiudice

Here is a developmental, evidence-based program for social language skills. This program is based on the results of the Social Language Development Test Elementary, research, and practical experience.

Students learn to recognise, understand, and successfully deal with positive and negative social situations. Units of the book are arranged in order of general skill complexity and development. Specific skills addressed include:

Interpretation of facial expressions, gestures, and non-verbal language:

compare and contrast facial expressions

interpret facial expressions and gestures appropriately

understand the vocabulary for describing and interpreting emotions

Making inferences:

pay attention to relevant details and ignore irrelevant ones

use context, body language, and other clues to make reasonable inferences

Problem solving

identify problems

predict the consequences and choose the best solution

evaluate the results

Multiple interpretations:

observe details

differentiate important from unimportant details

use logic


think about how others might feel

understand how friends act toward each other

handle difficult social situations appropriately

support friends and preserve friendships

Respecting others:

how to show respect to peers, siblings, and adults

Interpersonal negotiation:

identify the qualities of a good friend

disagree tactfully

seek mutual resolutions to problems;

use persuasion effectively

Reading between the lines:

interpret non-verbal communication, sarcasm, and tone of voice

the use of vague communication

Students focus on specific social language skills while using the activity sheets for discussion; sharing related personal experiences; and scripting, if necessary. Scene illustrations segue into role-playing. The need for writing is minimal.



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