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People Skills for Young Adults (For Students with MLD)

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS4

Written specifically to enable students with mild learning difficulties to become confident and adept at social interaction. The focus is on communication in everyday situations. Students assimilate accepted behavioural norms and develop their own opinions through intentionally open activities.

Topics include: Importance/value of friendships; Making friends; How we see ourselves; How others see us; Different types of friendship; Friendship break-up; Families - their purpose; How to get on; Sibling relationships; Family problems; Reconstituted families; Family ties; Assertiveness; Anger management; Self-protection using body language and words; Negotiation and compromise; Self-presentation; Loneliness; Accepting differences; Good manners; Shyness; Social rules and politeness; Inter-personal skills; Helping others solve problems.

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Size: 67 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 417 8
Author(s): Eileen Osborne
Code: PSFY
Popularity rank: 151

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Contents List

LESSONS

SECTION ONE: FRIENDSHIP

  • 7 WHO NEEDS FRIENDS? Students will understand the importance and value of friendship.
  • 9 MAKING FRIENDS The lesson will help students to understand the process of making friends.
  • 11 MY TWO SIDES Students will discover that the way they see themselves often differs from the way their friends see them.
  • 13 ALL FRIENDS TOGETHER Students will understand that friends can be of either sex. They will decide whether or not mixed-sex friendships have different expectations to same-sex friendships.
  • 15 WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? Students will understand the differences between an acquaintance, a friend and a partner.
  • 17 WHEN FRIENDS FALL OUT Students will explore the reasons why friendships break up.

SECTION TWO: FAMILY

  • 19 WHO NEEDS FAMILIES? Students will understand the purpose of families and explore how opinions about that purpose may change as people grow older.
  • 21 GETTING ON WITH FAMILY Students will learn how to get on with other people in a family environment and acquire skills for handling family disputes.
  • 23 BROTHERS AND SISTERS Students will examine the relationships which develop between siblings - both positive and negative!
  • 25 PROBLEMS IN THE FAMILY Students will understand some of the problems that arise in families and look at strategies for handling those problems.
  • 27 CHOOSE YOUR OWN FAMILY! Students will evaluate the problems and possibilities involved in a reconstituted family setting.
  • 29 FAMILY TIES Students will understand the close ties that can exist within a family even when the 'children' grow up and move away.

SECTION THREE: ASSERTIVENESS

  • 31 STICK UP FOR YOURSELF Students will evaluate how assertive they are, and learn how this can affect the success of various social situations.
  • 33 HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE Students will acquire practical skills to help them to become more assertive.

SECTION FOUR: ANGER MANAGEMENT

  • 35 MANAGING YOUR ANGER Students will learn and practise techniques for anger management.
  • 37 KEEPING THE PEACE Students will develop skills to protect themselves by using body language as well as words.

SECTION FIVE: GIVE AND TAKE

  • 39 A LITTLE BIT OF GIVE AND TAKE Students will appreciate the need for negotiation and compromise in relationships.
  • 41 IF ONLY… Students will understand some of the personal consequences of not negotiating or compromising.

SECTION SIX: SOCIAL SKILLS

  • 43 WHO AM I? Students will decide how a young person should 'present' themselves to the outside world and how that presentation can affect attitudes towards them.
  • 45 ALL ALONE Students will understand the effects of loneliness and explore ways in which a lonely person can be helped.
  • 47 SAME BUT DIFFERENT Students will understand that differences need not - and should not - hinder social relationships.
  • 49 GOOD MANNERS Students will appreciate what is meant by good and bad manners and understand how they can affect relationships.
  • 51 ME, SHY? Students will find out about shyness and learn how to become more confident and proactive in social situations.
  • 53 LISTEN TO ME! Students will develop skills for making conversation in a variety of social settings.
  • 55 RULES TO BE SOCIABLE BY Students will understand the need for social rules and politeness in a variety of settings.
  • 57 TALK, TALK Students will discover some of the mistakes that can be made in conversations and social situations.
  • 59 INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Students will understand the skills needed in both group and paired social situations.
  • SECTION SEVEN: PROBLEM SOLVING
  • 61 PROBLEM SOLVED! Students will understand how to help friends, family and acquaintances to find their own solutions to problems.

APPENDICES

  • 62 SEEING ME, SEEING YOU
  • 63 LETTER TO A FRIEND
  • 64 DIFFERENT FEELINGS
  • 65 A FAMILY SHOULD…
  • 66 WHAT SHOULD BE DONE?
  • 67 HOW DO I LOOK?