What is SEL?
Social and emotional learning (SEL) consists of learned life skills such as: empathy, resilience, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging with others.
Why Do We Need SEL?
Studies show that SEL programs:
Increase academic performance
Produce positive attitudes about self
Improve student behavior
Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A. B., Taylor, R. D. & Schellinger, K. B. (2011). The impact of enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development, 82(1): 405–432.
Why is SEL Important for Kids with Learning Differences?
All students benefit from SEL, but for those navigating the negative self-image
that can come along with having an LD, an SEL curriculum created especially for them
can be life-changing. SuperDville helps kids who learn differently to recognize and manage
big feelings by teaching them strategies, tools, and coping skills they can use when facing
challenges at school and or at home.
What SEL Experts Have to Say
The SuperDville curriculum was developed with input from a team of educators and experts, including developmental psychologists, like those featured in the videos below.
Read the White Paper
Melissa Orkin, Ph.D. Developmental Psychologist, Crafting Minds, LLC
William Harrison, Ph.D. Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
Michael Hart, Ph.D Child and Family Psychologist