ERIC Number: ED378781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
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A Social Emotional/Awareness Program for Learning Disabled Students.
Susla, Brenda M.
The social and emotional development needs of fourth and fifth grade students (N=16) with learning disabilities were addressed through development and implementation of a 12-week awareness program called "Pupils' Over-Whelming Esteem Rise" (Project POWER). This project targeted: (1) self-awareness; (2) social awareness; (3) coping, organizing, problem solving, and planning; and (4) evaluation, through author-made games, activity sheets, creative projects, and use of technology. At program completion, most students demonstrated awareness of their specific learning style strengths and weaknesses and were able to use this knowledge when interacting with peers and teachers. A student-generated computer presentation showing their understanding of learning styles had a positive effect on student self-esteem. Increases in social skills and self-esteem were documented by pre/post-test differences. Appendices include educator, parent, and student concern surveys; learning/teaching style inventories and explanations; hemispheric mode indicator and game; self-evaluation scale and results; and a program outline. The complete program guide is attached, with examples of numerous learning activities for the project's targeted skills. (Contains 27 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Educational Specialist Practicum Report, Nova University.