ERIC Number: ED441297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Social Skills for School and Community: Systematic Instruction for Children and Youth with Cognitive Delays.
Sargent, Laurence R.
This teaching guide presents a rationale for proactive social skills training for persons with mental retardation as well as over 100 examples of such instruction across the K-12 continuum. Chapter 1 provides a conceptual framework of social competence with principles of what, when, and how to teach social skills. Chapter 2 discusses the direct instruction of social skills including use of simulation and specific instructional procedures and processes. The bulk of the book consists of specific lesson plans organized by level (primary, intermediate, middle school/junior high school, and senior high school) and skill areas. Skill areas include: (1) classroom related skills, such as attending to the teacher during instruction and following classroom rules; (2) school-building related skills, such as boarding school buses, responding to school authority, and using free time productively; (3) personal skills; (4) interaction initiative skills; (5) interaction response skills; (6) community related skills, such as asking for directions, sportsmanship, and respecting public property; and (7) work related skills. Each lesson plan includes the objective, performance criteria, materials needed, and procedures (often outlined in detail). A checklist for rating school and community social skills is appended, as are homework forms to encourage practice in 32 specific skills. (Contains 42 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Lesson Plans, Mental Retardation, Peer Relationship, Simulation, Social Development, Teaching Methods, Work Environment
CEC Publications, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Dept. K0032, Reston, VA 20191-1589 (Stock No. 412: $27.95; CEC members $19.95). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-264-9494; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Div. on Mental Retardation.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.