Targeted Middle School Social Skills
The social skills featured in TeachTown Social Skills are critical to students’ well being. These skills help optimize classroom learning and school safety for students with special needs and diagnosed with ASD. TeachTown Social Skills can help these students focus on building positive peer relationships. At a time when the issue of bullying has become such an important part of the conversation, this program can help students cope with bullies and lessen the likelihood that they will become bullies themselves. Integrated throughout each volume of TeachTown Social Skills are themes that help students build confidence, make good decisions, and become successful students — all of which contribute to creating a safe and secure school environment.

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Building Relationships
Joining a Group

Respecting Each Other’s Differences

Respecting Personal Boundaries

Saying ‘No’ to Friends

Handling Rejection

Listening to Friends
Communication Skills
How to Initiate a Conversation

How to Leave a Conversation

How to Greet Others

Taking Turns in Conversations

Following Instructions
Problem-Solving
How to Ask for Help

How to Resolve Conflict

Working Together to Solve a Problem

Respectfully Disagreeing with Others

How to Compromise

Forgiving Others
Interpersonal Skills
How to Stay Calm in Stressful Situations

How to Express and Respond to Anger

Handling Frustration

Expressing When You’re Upset

Accepting and Responding to Criticism

Making Mistakes
Personal Care
Body Odor

Taking Care of Your Teeth

Keeping a Clean Appearance

Bathroom Behavior

Touching Your Private Parts

Harmful Substances
Safety and Community Participation
Social Media Management and Cyber Etiquette

Communicating via Text or Email

Releasing Personal Information

What to do If You’re Lost

What to Do in an Emergency Situation

Following Signs and Community Rules