ERIC Number: ED572705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Social Skills and Academic Achievement. Evidence for Education. Volume III, Issue II
Steedly, Kathlyn M.; Schwartz, Amanda; Levin, Michael; Luke, Stephen D.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Research has consistently demonstrated that many children with learning disabilities (LD) may also have related social skill deficits. Kavale and Forness (1995), for instance, found that 75% of students with LD also show some difficulties in social skills that interfere with their ability to learn. The good news is that, for many of these children, social skills "can" be taught. Evidence-based methods for building social skills have been developed by teachers, psychologists, and researchers. One challenge, though, is getting this knowledge into the hands of people who can use it to help children. That is the goal of this issue of "Evidence for Education." This publication will first clarify what is meant by "social skills" and explore their impact on behavior and academics. Then it takes a look at what the research has to say about social skills interventions and programs for children with disabilities. This "Evidence for Education" will wrap up with examples of interventions that can be applied in both classroom and home settings.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Interpersonal Competence, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Classroom Environment, Skill Development, Story Telling
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20009.; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://nichcy.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY); Academy for Educational Development
Grant or Contract Numbers: H326N030003