An often-neglected aspect of the speech language field, social skills aren’t easy to teach to young students. Here’s how we’re using technology to change that.

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An often-neglected aspect of the speech language field, social skills aren’t easy to teach to young students. Here’s how we’re using technology to change that

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.

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