Social Awareness

Social Awareness is the identification and comprehending of social cues. These cues may be in one’s immediate surroundings, inside another person (understanding another’s state of mind), or in the interactions of relevant social networks.

Programs

Practical exemplars to demonstrate in phases

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Additional information
on skills

Materials

Printable ABA tools to be used in lessons

Program Videos

Responding to His Name

This program teaches a student to respond to their name being called and to build basic communication skills.

Gesture

This program teaches students to understand and use gestures.

Competition

This program teaches students to be competitive in order to increase motivation and interest in games. Students become aware that they must do something better than someone else.

Advanced Competition

This program teaches students more advanced competition concepts that are elements of a range of activities.

Facial Expression: Like/Dislike

This program teaches students to recognize nonverbal cues, specifically facial expressions and body language related to likes and dislikes.

Emotion: Scared

This program teaches students to link emotion words (scared) to the actual feeling.

Emotions

This program teaches students to understand and use emotion labels.

Social Category

This program teaches students to know that there are different kinds of social relationships and different ways of interacting with people from these groups.

When & How to Offer Help to Others

This program teaches students to be more aware of their social environment by being more helpful through recognizing when people need help and knowing how to help them.

Visual Perspective Taking

Perspective taking involves being able to understand something from another’s point of view. This program is designed to teach a student to understand that different people see different things. It also serves as a foundation for later skills.

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