Category Archives: Pragmatic Group Activities.

It’s How You Say it

I have been working on some new social pragmatic cards.   I found that most of my social pragmatic cards did not have answers included.  I needed  cards that students could use  in small group activities and would have an answer they could discuss if an adult wasn’t with their  group to get them thinking.  I …

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Social Thinking® conference

I went to the Social Thinking® conference  presented by Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crooke & Stephanie Madrigal in Portland.  Now I am energized to try new strategies with some of my social pragmatic challenged  students.  I attended the first 2 days which focused on Lessons and Strategies to Help in the Classroom and Beyond.  We were the first …

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October Bulletin Board and Activities

It really has been a busy month .   I decided I better post before the month is over.  Just to give you a heads up, I added another page to record group activities.  I am finding my group activities tend to get buried in the blog when I try to refer back to them. …

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Working with/against the Unthinkables

Many of you may be familiar with the Unthinkables.  It is a name coined by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner.  They are part of the Superflex Curriculum that uses comic books and characters to teach strategies to conquer problem behaviors and gain thinking power over them.   I was able to purchase the program through …

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Using stories to teach social concepts

If you have worked with students with autism or other disabilities,  it doesn’t take long before you find out the value of a good story to teach social situations.  “Social Stories” is actually a trademark of  Carol Gray who first developed the idea and gives conferences and trainings on how to write and use  them.  …

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Peer-Mediated Interventions

I thought I would add a post for those people looking for the 7th Circle of Friends Session and not finding it.  Friday was a training day in my school district so we were unable to meet.  We will resume next Friday and I will make some updates then. I did go to an interesting …

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Team Challenges

I’ve been looking for more team challenges.  I never seem to have enough when working with my social pragmatic groups.  I came across a site named “Great Solutions to Team Challenges”.  It has a variety of challenges posted and I think I will try some of these next school year.  I put the site on …

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The Importance of Props

I have realized recently how important props can be when conducting speech therapy in groups.  Groups provide a natural setting to practice such things as turn taking, using positive speech, and solving disagreements in a positive fashion.  The participants of the pragmatic  groups  generally have difficulty seeing another individuals perspective and do not even realize …

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new social pragmatic activity

I’ve posted a new social pragmatic activity.  I’ve called it Crocodile Pass.  Please look in the social pragmatic section to download the directions.  This activity encourages students to learn from mistakes and to move on.  A lot of my students are afraid of making a mistake so won’t even make a guess.   They need to learn …

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Pragmatic Goals and Objectives

For the speech therapist out there, I’ve added a link for pragmatic goals and objectives on the social language page. The activities I’ve been posting have been used with a language group and the students have been working on these goals and objectives.

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