ERIC Number: ED484258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 9
Teaching Social Skills. Addressing Trends and Developments in Secondary Education and Transition. Information Brief. Volume 3, Issue 5.
Bremer, Christine D.; Smith, John
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, University of Minnesota (NCSET)
To achieve the best outcomes possible, transition-age youth need specific skills in areas such as math, literacy, and independent living. However, skills in these areas will not assure successful outcomes in the absence of adequate social skills. Social skills form the basis for social competence. This brief reviews research on the importance of social skills for youth and highlights strategies for teaching social skills to youth with disabilities.
Descriptors: Independent Living, Interpersonal Competence, Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Adolescents, Skill Development, Role Playing, Cooperative Learning
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Institue on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; Web site: http://www.ncset.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.