Social Skills

Introduction

This lesson plan series is designed to give your client an overview of verbal and nonverbal techniques for conducting oneself considerately, appropriately, and positively. General topics such as self-presentation and introducing oneself, maintaining a conversation, analyses of social situations, and dating are addressed. Blindness-specific topics are also addressed, including describing one’s eye condition and requesting reasonable accommodations. Opportunities for self-reflection, peer modeling, and student-led instruction are provided.

Individual reading braille with a teacher standing behind

Lesson 1: Student-led Instruction

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To review and develop social skills by preparing […]

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Two people talking

Lesson 2: Elements of a Conversation

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To listen to stories depicting proper and improper […]

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Individual shaking another's hand

Lesson 3: Introducing Oneself

  Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To demonstrate the student’s ability to introduce […]

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Teen with a questioning facial expression

Lesson 4: Nonverbal Communication

Lesson 4: Nonverbal Communication Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To demonstrate the ability […]

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Braille document

Lesson 5: Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

Lesson 5: Requesting Reasonable Accommodations Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To demonstrate the […]

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Individual confidently wearing a suit and tie

Lesson 6: Self-Presentation (Clothing)

Lesson 6: Self-presentation (Clothing) Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To demonstrate the ability […]

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People gathered at a busy mall

Lesson 7: Analyses of Social Situations

Lesson 7: Analyses of Social Situations Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To consider […]

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Lesson 8: Modeling and Feedback from a Sighted Peer

Lesson 8: Modeling and Feedback from a Sighted Peer Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of […]

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Individual wearing eyeglasses

Lesson 9: Describing My Eye Condition

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To learn how to convey the student’s eye […]

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Lesson 10: Dating

Lesson 10: Dating Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To consider the qualities the […]

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Individual on the telephone

Lesson 11: Networking

Lesson 11: Networking Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To consider how solid social […]

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