ERIC Number: ED439569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Social Skills Classroom Training Packet. LEAP Outreach Project.
Colorado Univ., Denver. Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership.
This training module presents a social skills curriculum designed to be utilized as a tool for parents and teachers to increase levels of interaction between preschool children with and without autism. The curriculum consists of five social skills that were chosen based on evidence suggesting that they tend to result in more lengthy interactions between children and create the potential for friendships. These skills include: getting your friend's attention, sharing, sharing requests, play organizing, and compliments. The module includes the following materials: (1) a social interaction procedural checklist; (2) a checklist for deciding who needs social skills training; (3) teacher ideas for promoting interactions; (4) play activities for promoting social interactions; (5) scripts for teacher and parent use in teaching the social skills curriculum; (6) instructions for creating posters for social skills instruction and ways to incorporate social interactions into a daily routine; (7) strategies for using a buddy system; (8) ways to use snack time to promote social interactions; (9) friendship activities; and (10) strategies for collecting data on social skills. (Contains 28 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Autism, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Data Collection, Inclusive Schools, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Social Development, Teaching Methods
LEAP Outreach Project, The Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership, University of Colorado at Denver, 1444 Wazee St., Suite 230, Denver, CO 80202-1326. Tel: 303-620-4110; Tel: 303-620-4082.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Denver. Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership.