Teaching a third grader about social memory

Learning about "social memory" with a 3rd grader from a Social Thinking curriculum I used with elementary schoolers. Because many kids with ADHD struggle with perspective taking and episodic memory one of the concepts we need to teach is that others have a social memory of you and you need to have a social memory … Continue reading Teaching a third grader about social memory

How my “How to hang out” program is different than social skills groups

Last year, when I was speaking at a conference a mother came up to me and shared that her son had been working with a therapist on social skills for several years. Recently, the therapist and her son had worked on asking other boys to come over. Her son did what he practiced with his … Continue reading How my “How to hang out” program is different than social skills groups

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How to hang out social skills program

Some "horseplay" goes on during How to Hang Out and it's welcome. Why? Because that's how boys relate and show affection towards each other. Here's what's not natural yet it's how most social skills groups look: Sitting in a group, (possibly with kids who have much more significant challenges), practicing overly formal etiquette and role … Continue reading How to hang out social skills program