Social Detectives is both:
What is it?
A structured yet flexible curriculum and teaching process; focusing on social skills development using a ‘social detectives’ model & teaching interactions.
Working on some specific social skills; E.g. How to interrupt, making jokes, initiating and sustaining conversation, empathising, cool/not cool, personal space, reading body language, inferences, giving compliments, apologising, responding to teasing and bullying, being a good friend.
Increasing key skills; self-monitoring, independent & interactive play and leisure,
Emphasis on strengths and skill building; using positive reinforcement, rapport building and enjoyment.
Who is this for?
for x5-6 ‘novice’ detectives (pupils diagnosed with ASC) aged between 6-10;
for the siblings/friends of the detectives (if they’d like to attend!)
The after-school sessions will run from 4:15-6pm.
Learning time for students will be 4:30-5:45.
Pre lesson will be play time and
Post lesson will be play & snack time for detectives and
de-brief time for parents to discuss with staff
£7 per session
Parents have an open invitation to attend and observe session
Behaviour Guidelines, Strategies and principles
Overview of Detective After-school Session
|4:15||Registration & Greetings||Signing in, settling in, setting self-monitoring targets, greeting all pupils and staff,|
|4:20||Preference Assessments & Free Play||Identifying preferred activities, ‘hanging out’, independent play/leisure time|
|4:30||Social Detective Rules & Identification||Setting up & reviewing the ‘rules’ of social detectives (expectations of conduct), and identifying how to be a good social detective|
|4:40||Teaching Interaction||How to interrupt, making jokes, making conversation, empathising, cool/not cool, personal space, body language; defining these skills, identifying them in video, practice in role play, building rationale for using/doing them, practicing the skill in role play.|
|5:10||Play & Leisure Time||Interactive activities designed to introduce or expand play & leisure skills of pupils. E.g. connect 4, Uno, football, cricket,|
|5:20||Self-Assessment & Prize Time||Reviewing how they are doing, receiving access to preferred activities; taking a short break from demands|
|5:30||Feedback, Reviews & Goodbyes||Individual self-monitoring assessments, teacher assessments and reward time; goodbyes to staff and children|
NOTE: Each session will have a specific theme (e.g. ‘thinking of others’ or ‘being a good friend’ or making new friends’) that will be referenced and reinforced throughout the session.