Quest Program II
Social Skills Curriculum for Middle School Students
Author(s): JoEllen Cumpata, Susan Fell
Why start a social skills program? The question is not why, but why not? With inclusive education becoming the norm in schools nationwide, teachers often struggle to address students’ non-academic needs, but teachers need ready-to-use lessons that won't interfere with their curriculum. Quest Program II is a social skills program created to help middle school students with autism who struggle with social skills and pragmatic language.
Developed by a school social worker and speech-language pathologist, the program uses an intensive, proactive approach to teaching social skills, combining written instruction with games, activities, and student interaction. Six helpful units include:
- School Survival Basics
- Understanding and Managing Emotions
- Communication Skills
- Making Friends and Interacting with Peers
- Personal Safety
- Vocational Readiness
These can be implemented either chronologically or on their own.
Evidence-based research supports the methods used, and students have a great time learning-by-doing through role-play and real-world experience. Parents are kept in the loop with email updates and evaluations. Everyone wins with this program! Best of all, the book includes a CD of printable worksheets, letters, forms, and more!
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