Social skills are an area that has been so neglected in the speech language field, and something that I incorporate with all of my students–even those who don’t have a social or emotional goal.

Our high-poverty, rural district serves 9,600 students across 13 schools. I work with students in pre-K through high school, including those in alternative school placements and those with emotional behavior disorders. It’s never easy finding social skills materials for these students.

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After learning about Everyday Speech, I started using the social emotional learning (SEL) platform with my students diagnosed with a social skills delay or disorder. I quickly realized how beneficial it could be for all of my students. I also saw how useful it could be not only for speech-language pathologists but also for general education teachers.

About the Author:

Kathryn McCall is a Speech-Language Pathologist with Colquitt County Schools in Georgia.

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