ERIC Number: ED409689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Interactive Videodisc Social Skills Program. Final Report.
Thorkildsen, Ron; And Others
This report describes the outcomes of a federally funded project that developed an interactive videodisc social skills program and tested the effectiveness of the program on 30 children (grades 3-5) with behavior disorders. The program teaches children how to use appropriate tone of voice, phrasing, and body language in such social interactions as getting involved and being positive. The videodisc is used to present examples of appropriate and inappropriate social behaviors, and models to imitate in subsequent role playing activities. A daily lesson guide for the teacher accompanies each videodisc presentation. The program also includes a behavior management system that is used during and after the videodisc and role playing phase. The results of the effectiveness study indicate that the 15 children with behavior disorders that participated in the program scored significantly higher on a post-training measure of peer acceptance than a control group of 15 children with behavior disorders that did not participate in the program. Also, the participants were rated significantly higher than control students on a teacher post-training checklist of social skills covered in the program. Appendices include a sample unit from the teacher training manual and a sample lesson. (Contains 29 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Developmental Center for Handicapped Persons.