ERIC Number: ED248637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Social Skills Curriculum for Mildly Handicapped Adolescents and Young Adults: Some Problems and Approaches.
Sheldon, Jan; And Others
Major considerations that were addressed in developing a social skills curriculum for mildly handicapped adolescents and young adults are outlined. It was necessary that the curriculum be based on as broad a source of information as possible. It had to be responsive to the unique characteristics of the mildly handicapped population and, finally, the method of presentation of the social skills content had to be maximally adaptable to settings where the students would learn to use the skills. The major problems faced in developing the Social Skills Curriculum were the selection and specification of target social skills, the identification of situations in which these skills were appropriate, and the integration of the skills and situations within an effective teaching methodology that could be utilized in schools and other service-delivery settings. Efforts to solve these problems have resulted in a curriculum designed to offer a practical approach to teaching important skills in a neglected area. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.
Note: Paper presented at the Minnesota Conference on Programming for the Developmental Needs of Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders (Minneapolis, MN, Fall, 1982). Contained in EC 170 401.