Welcome to Socially Skilled Kids!
I have spent the past 25 years working with children who need an alternative to traditional teaching. These are smart, capable, fun children, who just need things to be presented in a different way. I love coming up with ways for my students to access social and academic experiences. I have yet to come across a social experience or academic demand that could not be modified or adapted in some way to better include one of my awesome students.
I love seeing my students succeed!
My wish is that all teachers could access materials to support special learners. Imagine a classroom where all ability levels were respected and taught to? Wouldn’t that be amazing? Imagine if you had just the right activity, visual support or behavior plan to help even your most struggling student succeed! Providing you with the materials to do this is my passion.
Do you have students who struggle to make and maintain friendships?
- Argue a lot
- Say offensive things
- Insist on getting their own way all of the time
Do you have students who don’t know how or don’t seem interested in making and maintaining friendships?
- Play or work alone most of the time
- Hang out alone, walk around alone, or read a book at recess
- Do things that annoy or push away the few friends they have
Do you have students who struggle to learn academic material as presented to the rest of your class?
- Refuse to do the work
- Tear up their papers
- Draw pictures all over their papers
- Engage in inappropriate behaviors to escape work