ERIC Number: ED412675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Social Competence in Children and Youth with Challenging Behaviors. From the Second CCBD Mini-Library Series: Successful Interventions for the 21st Century.
Melloy, Kristine J.; Davis, Carol A.; Wehby, Joseph H.; Murry, Francie R.; Leiber, Jennifer
This monograph provides information on identifying children and youth who could benefit from social skills instruction, highlights strategies for teaching social skills, and presents ideas for reinforcing social competence. After a chapter that introduces the issues, Chapter 2, "Social Competence," defines social competence and discusses elements of social behavior, including the development of social competence; the influence of emotional intelligence; social competence in children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders; and risk factors that help to explain the development of antisocial behavior. Chapter 3, "Assessment of Social Competence," explores the purpose for student assessment in the areas of social competence, assessment techniques and strategies (teacher rankings and sociometric methods, ratings by others and self-ratings, behavioral interviews, and direct observation), and multimethod assessment procedures (multiple rating and functional assessment). Chapter 4, "Effective Interventions," provides descriptions of social skills interventions that have proven effective in teaching social competence, including structured learning, pre-social skills instruction, high probability requests, and cognitive restructuring and emotional intelligence. A description of the steps and sample activities that could be used in anger management instruction is provided. Supporting social competence through social and token reinforcement and the effects of intervention on social competence is also discussed. (Contains 74 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Anger, Behavior Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, Coping, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Emotional Disturbances, Emotional Intelligence, Evaluation Methods, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Positive Reinforcement, Social Cognition, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589 (stock no. D5241).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.