ERIC Number: ED371977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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The Culture and Lifestyle-Appropriate Social Skills Intervention Curriculum (CLASSIC). A Program for Socially Valid Social Skills Training.
Dygdon, Judith A.
This document discusses the culture and lifestyle appropriate social skills intervention curriculum or CLASSIC, a 15-session social skills training program that is designed to be administered in a small group format to children and adolescents. The first chapter addresses the role of CLASSIC in the history of social skills training for children and adolescents. CLASSIC assumes that difficulties in social interaction can be remedied by helping children learn new behaviors that are appropriate to the situations in which the difficulties have arisen. The CLASSIC offers such help by: (1) bringing together for training groups of children who have at least one social situation in common; (2) having children participate in the cue generation procedure that identifies culturally-appropriate behaviors for training; (3) providing training in a simple problem-solving strategy that consists of a set of rules to guide children in the selection of behaviors appropriate for a situation; (4) providing modeling of target behaviors by groups leaders; (5) providing opportunities for role play practice of target behaviors by group members; (6) establishing opportunities for feedback on role play performances from group leaders and members; and (7) guiding group leaders to reinforce children for participating in group discussions and modifying the children's behavior according to group-determined norms of socially successful behavior. The second chapter provides direction in identifying children who stand to benefit from CLASSIC training. Chapter 3 provides a basic review of learning theory principles. The fourth chapter offers suggestions for the delivery of particular interventions. Chapter 5 offers session-by-session instructions for social skills training. Contains 24 references. (DK)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Curriculum Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Problem Solving, Psychoeducational Methods, Social Behavior
Clinical Psychology Publishing Company, Inc., 4 Conant Square, Brandon, VT 05733 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Books
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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