ERIC Number: ED293288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
I CAN BEHAVE: A Social Skills Program for Teaching Classroom Behaviors to Elementary Children.
Mannix, Darlene S.
The development of a social skills curriculum for elementary-age emotionally disturbed children is described. Based on classroom observations leading to a list of 20 behaviors considered important for classroom adjustment and learning success (e.g., sitting still in a group, not disturbing others, and working independently), the program consists of 20 units. Designed to be presented on a weekly basis, each unit focuses on a particular behavior and includes the following components: (1) an introductory story; (2) a one-sentence definition or rule that defines or explains the appropriate behavior; (3) a rationale for working on the identified behavior; (4) worksheet objectives and general classroom objectives; and (5) student worksheets containing examples of students experiencing situations typical of classrooms in which the appropriate behavior would be expected. Students receive points for participating in the social skills group and for their performance on the worksheet. The program was subsequently field tested in both regular and special education classrooms. Now in its published form, the curriculum consists of 50 worksheets, 11 original stories, a teacher's manual with daily lesson plans, and a pre/posttest and placement inventory. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (65th, Chicago, IL, April 20-24, 1987).