ERIC Number: ED459553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
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Skillstreaming: A Report to the Vermont State Department of Education.
Leonardi, Roy; Roberts, Jane; Wasoka, David
This paper describes application of a prosocial skills program called Skillstreaming with 12 elementary students diagnosed either with emotional and/or behavioral disorders or with high incidences of school disciplinary actions. The Skillstreaming program has three components: anger management, moral reasoning, and social skills development. The 50 specific Skillstreaming social skills were matched with 22 Vermont State Standards, thus integrating the Skillstreaming program with the general curriculum and Individualized Education Program behavior plans. A rubric for specifying the student's level of skill mastery was also developed. From October through May, students received Skillstreaming instruction in twice weekly sessions, which followed the Skillstreaming process of explaining a skill, modeling the skill, having the children practice the skill, and then encouraging the children to use the skill in general settings. The Skillstreaming curriculum was also introduced to special education teachers at five other schools. Evaluation indicated that participating students experienced a very substantial reduction in school disciplinary actions. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont