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Description: This pack depicts challenging classroom behaviour and communication breakdown. It suggests alternative ways of dealing with them. Aimed at a primary school age group, it includes many real life situations encountered in classrooms.
Aim: To teach appropriate responses to challenging situations and improve social skills and classroom behaviour. Children need to integrate these skills into a range of situations which require a sophisticated interplay of understanding and behavioural responses.
• identifying the appropriate moment to start a conversation
• selecting appropriate topics for conversation
• asking to join in
• offering assistance
• requesting help.
McFall in 1982 and Spence in 1995 identified a range of verbal and non- verbal responses that influence the perception and response of other people during social interactions. Spence (2003)1 states that: ‘it is important that individuals are able to adjust the quantity and quality of non verbal responses such as eye contact, facial expression, posture … according to the demands of different social situations’.1
Age Range: Upper KS1 and KS2.
Format: PDF file on CD or as a download 52MB. 77 pages including instructions, colour illustrations and B&W alternatives.
Reference1: Spence, S.H.(2003) Social Skills Training with Children and Young People: Theory, Evidence and Practice. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, vol.8, issue 2, pages 84–96.