Social Skills Picture Cards
Simple Social Skills Picture Cards raise awareness of specific social behaviours. Each card depicts a different social situation or skill. The set comprises 14 high contrasting black/white/yellow picture cards. A description of the skill is on the back of the card.
The cards depict typical social situations and appropriate behaviours. For example, greeting, posture, avoiding rocking and hand flapping during conversations. Maintaining the conversation and knowing when it is your turn to talk.
Why support the development of social skills?
Social skills are the behaviours that enable us to take part in a group of people. To establish friendships and to develop self esteem. Children with visual impairment need support to build positive social skills. They need to enjoy positive social experiences:
Turn taking in conversation. Looking towards the person speaking during conversation. Listening skills – active and attentive listening, giving and receiving instructions.
Turn taking, sharing, awareness of others, reciprocal play, imaginative and pretend play.
Interpreting and understanding the messages conveyed by body language. Using facial expressions and by voice tone.
Why use Simple Social Skills Picture Cards?
- Use the cards to raise awareness of appropriate social skills.
- Practice specific targeted social skills.
- Introduce a social skill that the child or young person may not be aware of.
- They help raise awareness of acceptable social behaviour.
- Encourages discussion around social situations. These should be the ones the child/young person would like to find easier.
- Use in role play situations.
- Become a reminder of socially acceptable behaviour.
- Create discussion about the social skills the child or young person finds easy. Similarly, those they would like to find easier.
- The download includes a set of pictures adapted for tactile access. Present as a slide show on an iPad or Computer.
Why not try our Simple Facial Expression Picture Cards too?