TeachTown Social Skills
Social Skills
Appropriate for ages 4-15

Students often need extra support when it comes to mastering social skills. That’s why we created TeachTown Social Skills. This comprehensive curriculum teaches socially-valid skills through animated video-modeling episodes, teacher-delivered lesson plans, and student activities. In the elementary domains, students follow the adventures of four fun, relatable animated characters as they learn to cooperate, listen, respect personal space, express emotions appropriately and more. Each target social skill is introduced and illustrated in a 2- to 3-minute animated episode and is part of a series of six days of lessons that include methods for differentiating instruction, generalization activities and homework assignments.

The middle school domains of TeachTown Social Skills focuses on increasing emotional intelligence and building self-management skills with modeling done with our elementary characters that have grown into middle schoolers. The program utilizes evidence-based practices such as Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention and visual supports to teach appropriate, positive social skills and replacement behaviors. Students practice the appropriate social skills in the school setting along with their peers, use interactive activities to build comprehension, and build their own social comics with the online Comic Strip Builder.

Supporting continuity and intensity of treatment/instruction, TeachTown’s programs keep the teacher in control of what the student is doing – even if being used remotely or in a distance-learning setting.

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Elementary School Domains
Behavioral Domains and Targeted Skills

TEACHTOWN SOCIAL SKILLS ELEMENTARY DOMAINS TARGETS 5 KEY BEHAVIORAL DOMAINS

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.




Each Target Social Skill Contains

  • An animated episode that is 2-3 minutes in length
  • 5 sequential teacher-driven lessons
  • 1 extension activity lesson plan
  • 1 homework assignment
  • 1 comic book activity
  • 1 worksheet
  • Visual Supports
  • Online Assessment
  • Data Reporting/Data Forms



Five Elementary Behavioral Domains of TeachTown Social Skills:


Domain 1: Following Rules
  • Ask Before Interrupting Play
  • Be Still and Quiet in Line
  • Follow Fire Drill Instructions
  • Listen When the Teacher Talks
  • Play by the Rules
  • Raise Your Hand Before Speaking Out
  • Sit When the Teacher Says
  • Use a Quiet Voice Inside
  • Use Lunchtime Manners
  • Wait to Speak Until Called Upon


Domain 2: Interpersonal Skills
  • Ask Before You Hug
  • Be a Good Listener
  • How to Join Friends During Playtime
  • It’s More Fun to Share
  • Look When Saying Goodbye
  • Respect Personal Space
  • Respond When You Are Greeted
  • Say Why You’re Mad
  • Sometimes Things Break by Accident
  • Take Turns with Toys


Domain 3: Self-Regulation & Coping
  • Ask an Adult for Help
  • Be Nice When You Lose
  • How to Cheer Yourself Up
  • Know When to Take a Break
  • Say Why You’re Sad
  • Sometimes Friends Don’t Want to Play
  • Speak Up for Yourself
  • Stay Calm When the Schedule Changes
  • Take Deep Breaths to Stay Calm
  • Try Again When You Make a Mistake


Domain 4: Good Communication
  • Make a Request
  • Change Topics Politely
  • Ask About Others Interests
  • Wait to Enter a Conversation
  • Initiating A Conversation
  • How to Say No
  • Apologize When You Make a Mistake
  • Tell the Truth
  • Continuing a Conversation
  • How to End a Conversation


Domain 5: Friendship
  • Stay Positive
  • Help Solve a Problem
  • Ask a Friend for Help
  • Including Others
  • Helping Others
  • Comfort Sad Friends
  • Compliment Others
  • Respect Differences
  • Making Up After a Disagreement
  • Thinking About Others
Social Skills Screener
This is an assessment that students can work on independently, prior to engaging in the TeachTown Social Skills Elementary Domains curriculum. Students will view a short video clip and will be asked to answer inferential questions to assess their cognition of the target social skills. The data from the screener helps users identify the domains and specific skills within the curriculum to target for intervention.

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Lesson Plans
Lesson plans are designed to be implemented daily and sequentially, however implementation can be flexible to meet the diverse needs of classrooms and learners.

Day 1: Priming
Prepare students to learn the skill

Day 2: Introduction
Introduce animated video model

Day 3: Social Comic
Students create comic books and retell the story

Day 4: Perspective Taking
Guide students on taking the characters’ perspectives

Day 5: Generalization Lesson
Teach across environments, people and materials

Day 6: Extension Activity
Guide students in predicting and implementing alternate solutions
Interactive Activities
  • Each target social skill includes one Interactive Activity. This is an activity that the student can work on independently to improve their comprehension of the TeachTown Social Skills Elementary Domains episodes and their ability to make inferences about social situations. The Interactive activities are designed to supplement the teacher-driven lesson plans, and can be assigned as individual in-class activities or as homework.
  • The students will watch clips of the animated episode and will answer 5 multiple choice questions (interspersed between clips) about the target skill. Each response option is paired with a picture for visual support.
  • The questions and response options will be read aloud to them, so even students who are not fluent readers will be able to access this activity.
  • Data will be collected on their correct responses out of a possible 5 and reported. This allows teachers to use this activity for progress monitoring.

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Aligning TeachTown Social Skills Elementary Domains to PBIS
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an implementation framework that is designed to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students by (a) emphasizing the use of data for informing decisions about the selection implementation and progress monitoring of evidence-based practices; and (b) organizing resources and systems to improve durable implementation fidelity (Sugai and Simonsen, 2012). TeachTown Social Skills Elementary Domains comprehensive curriculum and assessment utilizes evidence based practices to teach socially valid behaviors and can be integrated into a PBIS framework easily.
TeachTown Social Skills Elementary Domains were designed by professionals with backgrounds in general and special education, developmental and behavioral psychology and speech-language pathology.
Research Base
Correlations and Alignments
TeachTown Social Skills Elementary Domains provide correlations and alignments to Common Core State Standards and state curriculum frameworks.
Funding Sources
Federal Funding Programs can help pay for TeachTown's products and services. We’ve aligned our products to each funding source making it easy for you.
Funding Sources
TeachTown Social Skills Elementary Domains are ideal for children with special needs, autism and emotional and social development needs while also proving effective with the entire classroom or school. Adults working with children that need additional support are thrilled with the progress they make in a variety of situations, settings, and social interactions.
Middle School Domains
Behavior Domains and Targeted Skills
Domain 1: Building and Maintaining Relationships
  • Joining a Group
  • Respecting Differences
  • Respecting Personal Boundaries
  • Understanding Different Relationships
  • Friendship Qualities: Who is a Friend?
 

Domain 2: Interpersonal Skills
  • How to Initiate a Conversation
  • How to Leave a Conversation
  • How to Greet Others
  • Taking Turns in Conversations
  • Interpreting Body Language
  • Understanding the Perception of Others
 

Domain 3: Problem-Solving
  • Asking for Help
  • Finding a Compromise
  • Working Together to Solve a Problem
  • How to Respectfully Disagree
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Handling Peer Pressure
 

Domain 4: Self-Awareness
  • Staying Calm When Things Change
  • Expressing and Responding to Anger
  • Handling Frustration
  • What to Do When You’re Worried
  • Recognizing Your Strengths and Personal Qualities
 

Domain 5: Personal Care
  • Dealing with Body Changes
  • Managing Body Odor
 

Domain 6: Safety and Community Participation
  • Social Media and Internet Safety
  • Communicating via Text/Email
  • Taking Safe and Appropriate “Selfies”
 

Coming Soon:
  • Feeling Left Out
  • How to Get Someone’s Attention
  • Handling Bullying
  • How to Stick Up for Yourself
  • Covering Your Mouth to Cough or Sneeze
  • Keeping a Clean Appearance
  • Following Directions
  • Following Signs and Community Rules
Social Skills Screener
This is an assessment that students can work on independently, prior to engaging in the TeachTow Social Skills Middle School Domains curriculum. Students will view a short video clip and will be asked to answer inferential questions to assess their cognition of the target social skills. The data from the screener helps users identify the domains and specific skills within the curriculum to target for intervention.

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Lesson Plans
Lesson plans are designed to be implemented daily and sequentially, however implementation can be flexible to meet the diverse needs of classrooms and learners.
Interactive Activity
Interactive Activity
  • Each target social skill includes one Interactive Activity. This is an activity that the student can work on independently to improve their comprehension of the TeachTown Middle School Social Skills episodes and ability to make inferences about social situations. The Interactive activities are designed to supplement the teacher-driven lesson plans, and can be assigned as individual in-class activities or as homework.
  • The students will watch clips of the animated episode and will answer 10 multiple choice questions (interspersed between clips) about the target skill.
    – The questions and response options will be read aloud to them, so even students who are not fluent readers will be able to access this activity.
  • Data will be collected on their correct responses out of a possible 10 and reported, allowing teachers to use this activity for progress monitoring.
Comic Strip Builder
  • Students will be able to create their own social comic using the TeachTown scenes and characters. They will be able to add dialogue and will be able to save and print their comic strip.
  • There is a 5-panel comic strip and a 3-panel comic strip available for students who have varying ability levels and needs.
  • Prewriting worksheets are available for teachers to print and use with the students to help them “plan” their comic so that it follows the parts of a story (for an academic activity/extension).
    – Students can also access the Comic Strip Builder “for fun”!
TeachTown Social Skills Middle School Domains were designed by professionals with backgrounds in general and special education, developmental and behavioral psychology and speech-language pathology.
Research Base
Funding Sources
Coming Soon
Funding Sources
TeachTown Social Skills Middle School Domains are ideal for children with special needs, autism and emotional and social development needs while also proving effective with the entire classroom or school. Adults working with children that need additional support are thrilled with the progress they make in a variety of situations, settings, and social interactions.
Progress Monitoring
TeachTown Social Skills Middle School Domains have tools to assist in making data-driven decisions, such as the selection and prioritization of target skills, as well as monitoring progress, maintenance, and generalization.

Social Skills Screener
This is an assessment that students can work on independently, prior to engaging in the TeachTown School Social Skills Middle School Domains curriculum. Students will view a short video clip and will be asked to answer inferential questions to assess their cognition of the target social skills. The data from the screener helps users identify the domains and specific skills within the curriculum to target for intervention.

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Social Skills Screener Report
The Social Skills Screener Reports show which domains within the curriculum might be an area to target for the student. This domain-based report is broken down further to show which target skills within that domain would be a priority for intervention for the student. This screener can also be given to students after the curriculum is implemented to assess their cognition of the target skill post-intervention.

Social Skills Screener - Scores by Domain
Social Skills Screener - Scores by Domain
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Social Skills Screener - Scores by Skill
Social Skills Screener - Scores by Skill
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Generalization Assessments
It is crucial that the students not only comprehend the target social skills in the curriculum, but that they demonstrate them in the natural setting. In the generalization assessments, each skill is broken down into 3 measurable objectives, and facilitators should collect data on these objectives during observations of the student in real world situations. This data is reported out in a number of ways.

Generalization Assessments
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Assessment Summary Report
Generalization assessment data is gathered and reported, giving facilitators quantitative data to use in progress reports, present levels of performance, etc.

Assessment Summary Report
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Assessment Progress Report by Session
This report shows the students’ progress over time.

Assessment Progress Report by Session
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Assessment Progress Report by Target
This report shows the student’s average percentage of independent responses for each of the 3 objectives per skill. This report allows users to instantly see if there is a portion of the skill with which the student is having difficulty, targeting specific areas for further intervention.

Assessment Progress Report by Target
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