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ERIC Number: EJ814483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Effectiveness of Cognitive Process Approached Social Skills Training Program for People with Mental Retardation
Tekinarslan, Ilknur Cifci; Sucuoglu, Bulbin
International Journal of Special Education, v22 n2 p7-18 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine whether cognitive-process approach based social skills program was effective on learning and generalizing three social skills (apologizing, coping with teasing and avoiding inappropriate touching) of the nine students with mental retardation. Social skills program covered dimensions of the cognitive process approach which are social coding skills, social decision skills, social performance skills and social evaluation skills to teach targeted social skills. Stories and hand drawn pictures were used during teaching sessions. Social skills training sessions were implemented individually, three times a week. After each training session, generalization sessions were conducted. Training effectiveness was assessed by using one of the single case design approach called multiple probe model with probe condition across subjects. The results of the study indicated the target social skills program based on cognitive process approach was effective for the nine students with mental retardation to acquire targeted social skills and to generalize them. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Language: English
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