ERIC Number: ED461185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-30
Using Simulation Technology To Promote Social Competence of Handicapped Students. Brief Final Report.
Denver Univ., CO. Denver Research Inst.
This federally-funded project developed computer-based simulations in the area of job-related social skills for youth, ages 16-21, who are handicapped and are in transition between school and work (i.e., high school juniors and seniors). This population included students with learning disabilities, mild retardation, and emotional disturbances. The job-related social skills curriculum which was developed, the SUCCESS program, focuses on two major skill areas: accepting criticism and asking for help. The program materials include three computer-based introductory lessons, 24 simulation lessons, lesson guides, worksheets to be used with the computer lessons, and role play materials. Development of the curriculum involved: analysis of critical employment situations and their social skills components, design and development of computer-based simulations to teach the social competencies, implementation and evaluation of simulation materials in school and work settings, and dissemination of results and products. A chronological description of project activities during 1985-1988 is presented. Information is also provided on products developed, evaluation procedures and data, and recommendations regarding curriculum implementation. (SW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Criticism, Curriculum Development, Emotional Disturbances, Grade 11, Grade 12, Help Seeking, High School Students, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Skills, Learning Disabilities, Mild Disabilities, Mild Mental Retardation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Role Playing, Simulation, Social Behavior, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Denver Research Inst.