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How can I teach social skills in an individual lesson? Don’t I need their peers for them to interact with? If you’ve found yourself wondering how to engage a student in individual lessons for social skills, this episode is for you!

We are wrapping up our September social skills focus with actionable ideas for teaching social skills at an individual level. We’re looking at ideas to teach engaging friendship skills, manners, and conflict resolution lessons, why individual lessons should be a collaborative effort, and the importance of observing your student in various situations.

Send me a message on Instagram and let me know what you thought of this month’s series and if you tried any of the strategies we talked about! I’d love to hear what worked for you and your students!

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Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Why your individual social skills lessons should be customized and how to find the student’s specific weakness that you’ll be focusing on

  • Ideas for how to teach engaging friendship skills, manners, and conflict resolution lessons in an individual session

  • The importance of working collaboratively with the student’s parents and teachers to determine their needs and progress

  • Why you should be shadowing these students to see how they are implementing the social skills you are working on

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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