THE PRENTICE APPROACH

SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

The Prentice School offers Social Communication push-in services by our speech/language team in grades 2 - 5 and our RISE class each week.  Collaborating with homeroom teachers to develop lessons that are meaningful for the students and relate to what they are learning in class, the goal is to increase students' knowledge and understanding of the concepts that underlie social success and ultimately generalize this awareness to real-life social situations.

These concepts include perspective taking, flexibility, Whole Body listening, social wondering, emotional regulation, expected/unexpected behaviors, size of the problem, and conversation.  The team utilizes materials and methodologies from Social Thinking® and Zones of Regulation®.

Debra Brunner - Social Communication