Life Skills

Social Skill Needs: Making Conversation, Making Friends Ages 9 - 12

For kids on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD, or needs social skills, this class looks at the rules of conversation and making friends while sharing their own interests for ages 10-13.
91 total reviews for this teacher
25 reviews for this class
Completed by 98 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Share information with others, taking turns
Observe others' body language
Observe others' emotions
Share the observed information
This instructor is a specialist in autism, and has worked with students with social skill deficits for 32 years. Ms. Debbi has a granddaughter with autism from whom she has learned so much. The instructor has had extensive training in Social Learning Theory based on Michelle Garcia Winner's work.
No homework or projects
Learners may want to bring items or books representing their interests and share information about the items.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal assessment based on observation and notes
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Learners who prefer to communicate by using the chat feature rather than speaking are welcome!
Curriculum is based on Michelle Garcia Winner' Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students. We play Kahoot! and Houseparty for socialization.


Debbi Buck
Lives in the United States
All Social Skills Areas, ASD Specialist, and Safe for the LGBTQIA+ Community and All Races and Nationalities
91 total reviews
113 completed classes

About Me

Welcome to my Outschool classes. My name is Ms. Debbi and I am a fully inclusive teacher. Currently I am focusing on social communication skills. This is for any student with social skill deficits, and is especially focused on students with Autism... 
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