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ERIC Number: EJ907226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Literature-Based Social Skills Instruction: A Strategy for Students with Learning Disabilities
Womack, Sue A.; Marchant, Michelle; Borders, Deah
Intervention in School and Clinic, v46 n3 p157-164 Jan 2011
Social skill deficits and learning disabilities often coexist. Academic work is negatively impacted by students' lack of social skills. Remediation of these deficits in pull-out programs has not generally resulted in transfer to real-world settings. Embedding social skills instruction within literature during a read-aloud session taught in the general education setting takes advantage of the literature context and the naturally occurring classroom community to assist students in improvement. The strategy is explained, detailed instructions for implementation are outlined, and potential benefits for educators are described. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A