ERIC Number: ED360802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-22
The Development and Implementation of a Group Social Skills Program for Emotionally Disturbed Children in a Special Education School.
Roy, George W.
A program was developed to address the needs of 20 day students with emotional and behavioral disturbances, who had been expelled from other special school programs. A small group format was used to teach and to practice fundamental social skills necessary for coping with the classroom environment. Groups of three children were formed on the basis of similar developmental levels and social compatibility. Each group received 10 hours of instruction, focusing on identifying feelings in self and others, understanding feelings, expressing feelings, and managing such feelings as anger and frustration. In addition, all of the school staff were trained in the curriculum content so they could assist with generalization from the program back to the home classroom. Twenty-three of 25 special educators endorsed the continuation of the intervention program beyond its pilot stage. (Contains 14 references and a bibliography of approximately 50 items.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Classroom Environment, Curriculum, Day Programs, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Emotional Experience, Generalization, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Program Development, Secondary School Students, Small Group Instruction
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum Report, Nova University.