Struggling to help your students understand how to keep their hands, feet and body safe at school? Are you looking for resources for helping your students to manage frustration and regulate their emotions safely in your classroom? This Social Skills Toolkit is your complete resource to help YOU help your students.
Many students, particularly those with special needs, such as Autism, behaviour difficulties or ADHD can have difficulty understanding how to keep their hands and feet safe around their peers, manage their feelings and choose appropriate strategies to calm down. This resource is for you!
NB: This is a digital product. No physical product will be sent.
This Social Skills Toolkit Includes:
1. SOCIAL NARRATIVE “SAFE HANDS AND SAFE FEET”:
Social Narratives are simple stories that explains expectations in different social situations. These structured stories are evidence-based resources for children with Autism and ADHD but also benefit ALL your students.
This structured story focuses on:
– why we need to be safe at school
– why kids will want to play with us when we have safe hands and safe feet
– what safe hands, safe feet and a safe body looks like
– examples of appropriate ways to use our hands and feet at preschool and school
– how to use safe hands and feet when we feel frustrated
2. SOCIAL NARRATIVE “WHEN I FEEL FRUSTRATED”:
This is a simple story to teach your child or students the concept of IDENTIFYING & MANAGING FEELINGS OF FRUSTRATION appropriately at home and school. This helps promote independence and helps YOU support and manage your CLASS, giving you more DIRECT TEACHING TIME! It includes:
These structured stories help you to teach your students about managing emotions using the following engaging features:
- Spaces to personalise the story with your student’s own interests and other details, helping your students to understand the story and internalise the message.
- Bright, colourful and age-appropriate pictures
- Separate boys and girl versions
- Separate colour and black/white versions
- ‘Draw Your Own’ version for students who love to draw!
3. “SAFE HANDS AND FEET” PRINTABLE ANCHOR CHARTS:
These no-prep visual prompts are the perfect Posters for your classroom to provide a consistent model and reference for safe hands and safe feet.
4. “MY CALM DOWN BOARD”
The perfect no prep, visual prompt for your classroom or fridge, this A4 Communication Board is your essential visual tool to help students identify appropriate ‘calm down’ choices when they are feeling frustrated or angry. Includes 24 visual choices, plus ‘blank’ boxes for you to personalise.
5. “I NEED A BREAK” CARDS:
These print and go visual prompts are the perfect tool for your students to communicate their need to take a break and calm down. Perfect for lanyards, desk work and integration.
6. “SAFE HANDS AND FEET” VISUAL SUPPORTS:
Easily prompt safe hands and safe feet in ALL school settings with these portable visual prompts – perfect for lanyards. Use them in the:
– Excursions/Field Trips
– Send home to support your families in the home environment
7. SKILLBUILDER SCENARIO SCENES:
The included 5 common school scenes help your child or students generalise understanding and appropriate choices when feeling frustrated to real life situations.
**BONUS FILE: “FIRST THEN” EDITABLE TEMPLATES:
Do you need a First – Then Board to help your students with transitions, choices and to promote positive behaviour management? Struggling to help your students with Autism, other disabilities or special needs understand what will happen NOW and NEXT? This FREE and EDITABLE First – Then Visual Support is your complete no prep, print and go resource to help you set up your classroom for success.
This BONUS FILE Visual Schedule Resource Includes:
1. PRINTABLE FIRST – THEN TEMPLATE:
Instantly show students what is happening now and next. No prep required!
- Colour version
- Black and white version
2. EDITABLE FIRST – THEN VISUAL SUPPORT:
Ready to personalise your First-Then Choices Chart? This editable Powerpoint presentation allows you to ADD your student’s photo for an individualised visual schedule. This helps your child attach meaning and relevance to the First-Then schedule.