Social skill curriculum is a teaching tool developed to target a variety of social skills. The focus of this curriculum is on the social skills which individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, other developmental delays or behaviour challenges may lack. Learning the social skills as defined in our curriculum, are geared towards obtaining more social success in an individual’s life. When social skills expand, the individual has more opportunities to interact with the environment and thus the quality of life can be improved. The skills are taught step by step as the individuals progress and master the prerequisites.

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QTrobot Social skills curriculum for autism:

QTrobot social skills curriculum for autism and special needs education is a teaching tool developed to target a variety of social skills. Learning the social skills as defined in our curriculum, are geared towards obtaining more social success in an individual’s life. When social skills expand, the individual has more opportunities to interact with the environment and thus the quality of life can be improved.

The followings categories are included in our social skills lesson plan:

  • Beginner social skills, such as joint attention and answering basic questions
  • Pre-intermediate social skills, such as requesting peers to play, sharing, and answering pre-intermediate questions
  • Intermediate social skills, such as turn-taking, greetings, joining into play, requesting assistance
  • Advanced social skills, such as maintaining a conversation, commenting, showing empathy and coping with teasing

The choice of skills targeted by this curriculum is based on the typical developmental milestones, most frequent social and communication deficits in individuals with autism and most important social skills needed to be successful in daily life.

The skills are taught step by step as the individuals progress and master the prerequisites. The social skills goals in this curriculum can be easily matched with children’s social skills IEP goals.

Both parents and special need educators or therapists can use QTrobot social skills curriculum to facilitate learning new social and communication skills in children with autism.

Below is the outline of the education lessons covered by the robot curriculum for teaching social skills:

Level 1:

  • Unit 1- Joint Attention
  • Unit 2- Basic Greeting
  • Unit 3- Answering Basic Social Questions
  • Unit 4- Imitating Peer Play

Level 2:

  • Unit 1- Reciprocating Greetings from Peers
  • Unit 2- Answering Advanced Social Questions
  • Unit 3- Following Peer’s Directions
  • Unit 4- Requesting Peers to Play
  • Unit 5- Pretend Play
  • Unit 6- Sharing Toys

Level 3:

  • Unit 1- Advanced Greeting
  • Unit 2- Answering Advanced Social Questions
  • Unit 3- Pretend Play
  • Unit 4- Turn Taking
  • Unit 5- Joining in Play
  • Unit 6- Requesting Assistance from Adults and Peers
  • Unit 7- Initiating Simple Conversations
  • Unit 8- Staying on The Topic
  • Unit 9- Non-Verbal Cues
  • Unit 10- Interrupting appropriately

Level 4:

  • Unit 1- Initiating and Maintaining a Conversation
  • Unit 2- Commenting
  • Unit 3- Closing a Conversation
  • Unit 4- Showing Empathy
  • Unit 5- Coping with Teasing

Here are some examples of the social skills lessons and activities: