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ERIC Number: EJ765673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Improving Social Skills: A Training Presentation to Parents
Utay, Joe; Utay, Carol
Education, v126 n2 p251-258 Win 2005
All school professionals working with children and adolescents deal with social skills issues. Even if not the primary issue or goal, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, other specialists such as nurses, speech and language therapists, etc., and some administrators make informal assessments of their students' ability to successfully interact with others at a developmentally appropriate level. After assessing, the helping professional in school settings will typically incorporate interventions which include social issues or skills, regardless of theoretical orientation. This article first provides basic information for the school professional on the importance of social skills, influences on the social behavior of children, and some warning signs of underdeveloped social skills. This is followed by specific practical strategies a school professional can present to parents for improving positive social behavior which in turn typically has a positive effect on school and work performance. School professionals are encouraged to tailor these techniques to the individual, family, school, and community needs of their students.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A