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New Product :: Social Skills Rubrics

These rubrics were designed to help counselors, teachers, social workers, or SLPs keep track of a student’s progress on school success, problem-solving, friendship, feelings, communication, and self-esteem goals. Each individual set includes 7 rubrics in both a teacher and student version (for a total of 14 rubrics + 2 blank ones to customize).

Rubrics are presented in PDF and editable Microsoft Powerpoint Format, so the wording can be customized to fit your students’ ability levels and needs. Also, you can use Powerpoint’s printing settings to print multiple rubrics per page. Great for when you have multiple students working on the same goal!

If you’d like to save a little money, you can download the Complete Social Skills Rubric Pack for a discount! It includes 42 rubrics in both a teacher and student version (for a total of 84 rubrics + 2 blank ones to customize). The following skills are included:

Enjoy 🙂

School Success Social Skills Rubrics

School Success Skills
– Following Directions
– Work Completion
– Remaining On-Task
– Asking Questions
– Being Prepared
– Attendance
– Following School Rules

Problem Solving Social Skills RubricsProblem-Solving Skills
– Debugging
– Tattling and Reporting
– Compromise
– Point of View
– Fact and Opinion
– Dealing with Disagreements
– Dealing with Gossip

Friendship Social Skills Rubrics

Friendship Skills
– Choosing Friends
– Feeling Left Out
– Being a Good Sport
– Apologizing
– Taking Turns
– Giving a Compliment
– Accepting a Compliment

Feelings Social Skills Rubrics

Feelings Skills
– Feelings Identification
– Reading Body Language
– Responding to Negative Emotions
– Feelings Demonstration
– Expressing Feelings
– Dealing with Anger or Frustration
– Dealing with Anxiety

Communication Social Skills Rubrics

Communication Skills
– Introducing
– Having a Conversation
– Talking on Topic
– Interrupting
– Conversation Body Language
– Personal Space
– Mental Filtering

Self-Esteem Social Skills Rubrics

Self-Esteem Skills – some skills offered as a freebie
– Positive Self-Talk
– Goal Setting
– Understanding Strengths
– Dealing with Peer Pressure
– Dealing with Mistakes
– Self-Reflection (Complete Pack only – not in freebie)
– Working in a Group (Complete Pack only – not in freebie)

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Inspiration :: Thank Goodness for SLPs!

In our building, we are SUPER fortunate to have 3 amazing speech-language pathologists. While this may seem like a luxury to many districts who don’t even have 1 whole SLP to themselves, our ladies still stay extremely busy! Our building is primary low-income, so a lot of our students need language interventions (wait, you mean they’re not just “speech” teachers!?)

Most days, I don’t know what I would do without our SLPs! Sometimes being a social worker in a school can make me feel like an outsider, but these ladies know exactly what it’s like to balance caseloads, IEP meetings, and medicaid billing, on top of the “usual” school duties. The other day, one of them posted this article to her Facebook. I thought it hit the nail on the head in terms of what working with SLPs is like and thought I ‘d share it with you all. Hopefully it’ll bring a smile to your face!

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Pinterest Find :: Toys for Vestibular Development

Toys for Vestibular Development

The other day, I came across this awesome blog post from The Inspired Treehouse. Now, I’m most definitely not an Occupational Therapist, but I feel like sometimes teachers come to me thinking that I am! It’s probably because our poor OT friends are often stretched so thin and across so many buildings that they aren’t always around every time a teacher has a question. That being said, I try to at least have SOME idea of some strategies I can recommend for teachers to try until I can consult with our OT and make sure I’m not just making things up!

Which is why I was very excited when I found this post discussing the best toys for helping kids develop their Vestibular System! At our school, we have several students with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, or other sensory difficulties. One of major areas they need extra support is with movement (usually needing more of it!). This post is actually written by OT’s (which means they know significantly more than I can pretend to know!). It’s one I bookmarked right away and will refer teachers to next time I have a question about a movement-seeking kiddo.

Check it out here!