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Episode 155: Teaching Social Skills in ABA

Social skills lessons aim to enhance social interactions and communication abilities, which can be challenging for our learners. In this discussion, we explore effective methods for teaching social skills to meet social communication goals.

How to Teach Social Skills

Social skills differ based on individual personality preferences, and we address how to identify the most relevant skills to focus on with our learners. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, so it’s important to understand your learners’ values. We discuss how to balance caregiver input with a child’s own preferences, how to determine when it’s beneficial for a learner to develop specific social skills, and how to make social skills lessons fun and positive.

In this episode we mention the ACT values matrix. An ACT values matrix is a great tool for professionals to use to help understand what their learners’ goals are. Download our free ACT Values Matrix below!

What’s Inside:

  • How to approach teaching social skills
  • The importance of a learner’s values regarding social skills
  • How to make social skills lessons fun

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