Explore Social Skills Curriculum
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Explore Social Skills

A blended curriculum focusing on social skill development

Explore Social Skills Curriculum is an intervention program for adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities, including autism. It focuses on 50 important skills (listed below) and provides students with step-by-step instruction through video modeling, photo-based directions, and role playing. A teacher-monitored, self-assessment procedure keeps students engaged in the process.

The Introductory Kit includes a Student Book; Card Set; DVD; Teacher’s Manual with a PDF on Win/Mac CD and a Classroom License for printouts; Social Success Software and Social Success iPad App.

The Classroom Kit includes a total of eight Student Books, plus all other items in the Introductory Kit.

Extra Student Books are also sold separately.

ISBN: 1-57891-774-X

ProductItem No.PriceQty.
Explore Social Skills Introductory KitESS-12W
Explore Social Skills Classroom KitESS-22W
Explore Social Skills Student BookESS-S01W



The Card Set has 50 laminated 4”x 6” folded cards. The card front features a photo with the name of the skill, for example, Getting Ready for School. Inside, each skill has five steps with clear and concise photos. On the back, a “self-talk story” provides a skill attainment strategy. The Student Book consists of larger versions of the cards, with self-monitoring checklists for each of the 50 skills.

The Teacher’s Manual includes narratives, objectives, teacher scripts, and role play activities. An assessment with all 50 skills helps you organize instruction. The manual also provides 27 Supplemental Skills, like Respecting Friends.

The Video Modeling DVD demonstrates each social skill step by step with age-appropriate actors. The actors highlight issues relevant to skill performance.

Social Success Software and Social Success iPad App, also sold separately, combine the Student Book with the videos into easy-to-navigate, interactive programs.

Written by veteran special education teacher Judi Kinney. The Student Book is spiralbound, full-color, 224 pages. The Teacher's Manual is spiralbound, full-color, 242 pages and includes a PDF on Win/Mac CD with a Classroom License for printouts. The DVD is CC, SDH Subtitles, 85 minutes run time. The Card Set has 50 laminated cards in a durable box. 2012.

Social Skills

On the Way to School
  1.     Getting Ready for School
  2.    Walking to School
  3.    Riding the Bus
  4.    Riding in a Car

  5.    Walking into School
  6.    Organizing for Class
  7.    Walking in the Hallway
  8.    Standing in Line
  9.    Checking Out of School

10.    Walking into Class
11.    Working in a Large Group
12.    Working in a Small Group
13.    Working in the Computer Lab
14.    Working in a Science Lab

Outside the Classroom
15.    Eating in the Cafeteria
16.    Emergency Drills
17.    Pep Rally
18.    Sports Events

Peer Relationships
19.    Greeting Friends
20.    Starting a Conversation
21.    Compromising
22.    Showing Empathy
23.    Responding to Teasing
24.    Dealing with Bullies
25.    Dealing with Conflict
26.    Resisting Peer Pressure
27.    Resisting Pressure to Have Sex
28.    Saying No

Team Sports
29.    Being a Good Sport
30.    Listening to My Coach
31.    Following the Rules of the Game

Important Skills
32.    Greeting Teachers
33.    Asking for Help
34.    Making an Apology
35.    Accepting Criticism
36.    Saying Please and Thank You
37.    Following Directions
38.    Accepting Others
39.    Accepting Compliments

Public Places
40.    Eating in a Restaurant
41.    Eating in a Fast Food Restaurant
42.    Laundromat

Tech Devices
43.    Using Cell Phones
44.    Text Messages
45.    Cell Phone Photos
46.    Internet Etiquette

Vocational Skills
47.    Getting Ready for Work
48.    Talking to My Supervisor
49.    Paying Attention to My Work
50.    Safety Rules at Work

Explore Social Skills is also part of our Curriculum Solution: Transition.