ERIC Number: ED244405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Demonstration: Observation and Classification of Adaptive, Minimally Adaptive and Appropriate Social Skills.
Mason, Christine Y.; Korsmoe, Helen
The paper reviews research on methods for assessing social skills in handicapped (specifically severely handicapped) students. The authors cite studies critical of much current social skills training. The need for social validity of behavior and for additional measures of adaptive behavior proficiency is pointed out. Types of target behaviors for intervention are identified. Specific problems encountered in assessing the social skills of individuals with multiple severe handicaps are noted. An approach based on the concept of adaptive (behaviors facilitating achievement of skills) vs. appropriate (behaviors which do not interfere with environmental dictates) social behaviors is described, and sample interval observation forms included. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Severely Handicapped (10th, San Francisco, CA, November 3-4, 1983). Document may have marginal reproducibility due to light type.