“Fix The Problem” Social Skills Game – Free Download

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Here are 3 or the 40 Face Cards provided in this game kit. You download, print and cut them out.

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You, the adult, read these scenarios aloud, while the children you are working with try to “fix the problem.”

 

You give out this game money to encourage participation. This game is fun but talking about your problems is hard work!

You give out this game money to encourage participation. This game is fun but talking about your problems is hard work!

When working with a group of children or a whole class, you will probably want to show the cards on a computer screen or project them.  I include the PowerPoint files for that purpose. If you are on WiFi, you can also show the cards on a tablet or phone by using the PDF files.

When working with a group of children or a whole class, you will probably want to show the cards on a computer screen or project them. I include the PowerPoint files for that purpose. If you are on WiFi, you can also show the cards on a tablet or phone by using the PDF files.

 

Here, Robin McCallister, SLP is playing Fix the Problem with her clients (lunchbuddiesplus.wordpress.com)

Here, Robin McCallister, SLP is playing Fix the Problem with her clients (lunchbuddiesplus.wordpress.com)

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Fix The Problem Game Directions & Play Money

Fix The Problem 40 Face Cards to Print & Cut Out

Fix The Problem Narratives to Read Aloud

Fix The Problem 40 Face Cards to show on PowerPoint

Fix The Problem 40 Face Face Cards to show one per page PDF

Fix The Problem Game: A social skills activity for children on the autism spectrum

I designed this social skills teaching kit to employ several components I have found engaging and effective.

First, although the work is hard, I use a game-like format. I find it is often necessary to add levity when helping children do challenging work on difficult problems.

Second, although the objective is to get children to increase awareness of their own problems, I start by having children “discover” other people’s problems, those of the many game characters I invented. I find that once children have experienced some success in “fixing the problem” of the game characters, they are more likely to talk about their own issues.

Third, using tokens, in this case two kinds of play money, really stimulates participation.

The Emoticon art used in these cards comes from a free online source, Freepik.com.  I fashioned the play money myself using various online sources.

I hope you enjoy these materials, which I enjoyed creating.

Joel Shaul, LCSW

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