ERIC Number: ED313886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Teaching Social Skills to Young Children: A Parent's Guide.
Searcy, Sheri, Ed.
The guide offers parents of young children with learning disabilities a curriculum to remediate behavior problems and social skill deficits. The curriculum focuses on eight social skill problems identified as common by a preliminary needs assessment. Part I provides an introduction to the curriculum with chapters on using the curriculum with your child, observing and measuring behavior, and principles of teaching and managing behavior. The principles cover teaching behaviors with antecedents, teaching behavior with consequences, and teaching new behaviors--shaping, using token reinforcers, and using consequences to decrease undesirable behavior. Part II provides specific teaching strategies (usually 5 to 10 per area considered) for modifying the following eight problem behavior areas: (1) talking over differences without getting angry, (2) understanding the rules, (3) continuing to try when frustrated, (4) getting ready on time, (5) refusing requests politely, (6) following directions, (7) waiting patiently, and (8) taking turns talking. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.; Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Rosslyn, VA.