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Social Interaction

Some children find it difficult to understand social boundaries and can display inappropriate interactions with peers. These resources are designed to reinforce strategies to help these children understand social rules and contexts.


Comic Strip Example - Having a conversation

Having a conversation

An example showing how you might use a comic strip to provide information about the social rules involved in conversations.


Comic Strip Template

Comic Strip Width

A blank template with room for title; an introductory sentence or two, four boxes for drawings and four corresponding boxes for written descriptions linked to each drawing. The quality of drawing is not important. Using colours and symbols to represent emotion and relationships can make these more effective.


Partners

Partners

A simple acrostic poster with eight statements for effective working with a partner.


Personal Space

Personal Space

A visual aid to help children understand that people like to keep a little distance between themselves and others.


Social Talk 1

Social Talk 1

The first in a series of resources to support children with understanding the social rules of talk and conversation.


Social Talk 2

Social Talk 2

The second in a series of resources to support children with understanding the social rules of talk and conversation.


Survey - Favourite Colour

Favourite Colour Survey

This worksheet enables young children to capture information from their peers about favourite colour. No reading ability is needed. It is designed to support peer to peer interaction in children with difficulties or reluctance in communicating with others.


Understanding Appropriate Voice Level

Appropriate Voice

A visual aid to develop awareness of appropriate voice level when talking to others. Useful for reinforcing the correct voice level non-verbally by placing a counter on the appropriate level.


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Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Friendship Resources

Social Story Resources