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ASD Social Club

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by FEsenco, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. FEsenco

    FEsenco New commenter


    Has anyone here any experience/advice in setting up a social lunch club for pupils/students with ASD?

    I am a Senco in an FE college with a number of students with ASD who would benefit and have shown an interest in developing their social skills. We are considering a lunch time club where they can meet and socialise with other students with ASD, play board games, learn conversation skills etc with the support of myself and another specialist tutor.

    I would appreciate advice or ideas of what activities etc we could do with the students.

    Many thanks!
  2. circuskevin

    circuskevin Established commenter

    How about chess?

    Let them blindfold you and see if you can still win ... !

    That will provide a talking point.

    Kevin the Clown
  3. AmberRuby

    AmberRuby New commenter

    A really successful game with our ASD students is 'categories' (I don't know if that is the real name, we also call it AnimalBird) You choose 10 categories - animal, bird, town, pop group, boys name, etc etc etc and someone chooses a letter, everyone fills in something for each category beginning with that letter (independently or in small teams) then take it in turns to read out your answers for each category. A shared answer is 5 points, a unique answer is 10 points, then all add up points to see who has won.

    So some of it is independent, some is turn taking, there are winners and losers - bit of a skill there! and discussion around everyone agreeing the answers - eg is x place a town, or a village? everyone has to agree if the points are awarded.

    We change the categories around regularly to suit different students.

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