Social Skill Development Resources

Play resources

10 Fun and Easy Card Games to Develop Communication and Social Skills – Make learning communication and social skills a fun experience with 10 different card games designed to develop and test the abilities. Novita.

Play videos by Raising Children’s Network.

State of play: youth, kids and digital dangers – Completes the eSafety Office’s research series which examines how young people aged 8–17 in Australia deal with the challenges they face online.

Parent-child play: A mental health promotion strategy for all children – by Sarah Seekamp, 2019. This resource provides practical information on the use of play to strengthen child-parent relationships and promote children’s mental health.

Parent-child play: Practice resource – Emerging Minds. by Sarah Seekamp, 2019.

Parent-child play: Conversation guide – Emerging Minds. by Sarah Seekamp, 2019.

 

Bullying  resources

Working with families whose child is bullying: An evidence-based guide for practitioners (2014) – Child Family Community Australia.

Helping your child stop bullying: A guide for parents – by Jodie Lodge (CFCA Practitioner Resource, July 2014).

Social and Emotional Development – Bullying. No Way!

 

Online safety resources

Online Safety Resource Sheet  – Child Family Community Australia.

Cybersafety – Factsheets

Preventing abuse and promoting personal safety in young people with disability – The Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP) at Southern Cross University has released research results into what makes young people (16 to 30) feel safe in their communities. The young people identified social inclusion as being just as important as physical access.

Classroom Resources / Resource Centre  – Office of the E-Safety Commissioner:

Practical advice by young people, for young people to help challenge the haters and fakers online – Office of the E-Safety Commissioner.

 

Social / Emotional skills

Therapist Aid – a range of worksheets, interactive tools and guides to support practitioners.

An Easy-to-Read Booklet on Teaching Pro-Social Skills – Every child needs pro-social skills – people skills. Skills help him succeed in school and later in a job. Pro-social skills help a child interact with others in a positive way (St. John’s Children’s Hospital).

Identifying social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in the early childhood years – LUCY TULLY, AUSTRALIA, JANUARY, 2020

10 Fun and Easy Card Games to Develop Communication and Social Skills – Make learning communication and social skills a fun experience with 10 different card games designed to develop and test the abilities. Novita.

Group social skills for individuals with Aspergers Syndrome – resources from Autism Spectrum Australia.

Zones of Regulation – Teaching tools and assessments. (become familiar with the Zone of Regulation before using the tools).

About Social Stories – Educate Autism.

Social and Emotional Learning – Kids Matter.

Social and Emotional Learning as a Basis for Curriculum – Early Childhood Australia.

Social Emotional Checklist for Kids and Teens – Kiddie Matters.

 

Social / Communications skills

Templates for Personalized Teaching Stories – Autism Speaks

10 Fun and Easy Card Games to Develop Communication and Social Skills – Make learning communication and social skills a fun experience with 10 different card games designed to develop and test the abilities. Novita.

101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills – Read to use reproducible activity book (L. E. Shapiro).

Relationship skills – Active listening / Positive and constructive feedback / Handouts and Worksheets