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ERIC Number: ED179884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Social Skills Intervention With Learning Disabled Children.
LaGreca, Annette Marie; Mesibov, Gary B.
Areas of social behavior are reviewed in terms of the increasing emphasis on mainstreaming and normalization for children with special needs and the resulting concerns of psychologists and educators with the social interaction difficulties of learning disabled children. These areas of social behavior that contribute to a child's peer interactions include: smiling and laughing with peers; greeting others; joining on-going activities; extending invitations; conversation skills; sharing and cooperation skills; verbal complimenting; and physical appearance/grooming. A program designed to teach conversational skills and facilitate peer interactions in a group of learning disabled students who experienced difficulty with peer interactions is described in which social skills training was provided via modeling, coaching and behavioral rehearsal with video-taped feedback for the appropriate use of social skills; after six weekly sessions, the trained students made gains in their conversational and interpersonal skills. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (51st, Chicago, IL, May 3-5, l979)