ERIC Number: ED329078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Teaching Social Skills to Elementary School-Age Children: A Parent's Guide.
Learning Disabilities Project, McLean, VA.
Intended for use by parents of learning-disabled children, this curriculum was developed in response to a needs assessment completed by parents. Presented in a workbook format, each chapter offers guidelines and specific activities to encourage parents to identify specific social skills problem areas and to plan change strategies. Chapter 1 discusses how surroundings affect a child's behavior and how the parent can make changes in the home and community environment to facilitate success. Chapter 2 suggests ways the parent can help the child understand and do what other people request of him. Chapter 3 deals with how children can learn to solve problems and covers teaching through modeling, using problem solving steps, and the importance of timing. Mechanisms for teaching the child to cope with frustration and conflict are presented in chapter 4. Finally, chapter 5 deals with motivating the child to use appropriate social behavior. Includes seven references. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Development, Change Strategies, Child Rearing, Children, Coping, Curriculum, Elementary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities, Motivation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Problem Solving, Social Behavior, Social Development, Stress Management
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Learning Disabilities Project, McLean, VA.