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ERIC Number: ED310561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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The Social LIFE Game for Teaching Functional Social Competence: A Program Description.
Bertrand, Joanne
Social LIFE (Social Learning of Independence through Functional Experiences), a game used as a means of developing new social skills in a variety of settings and social situations and involving players and a mediator (instructor), is described. Appropriate responses to the game situations are rewarded by points or play money. Target behaviors or weak social skills are determined through various assessment devices such as behavioral surveys, interviews, and ecological inventories. Playing procedures include directions for moving around the board, time considerations, and suggestions for reinforcing the winners. Teaching techniques include instruction, descriptive feedback, positive reinforcement, practice, role-play, and active problem solving. Correct and incorrect responses are recorded by the mediator, and criterion is achieved when given behaviors reach 80% for three consecutive games. An important part of the process is generalization or transfer of skills from the game situation to real life settings. The skills can be practiced in both mediated and nonmediated environments. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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