ERIC Number: EJ1113085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Social Skills Instruction for Urban Learners with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Culturally Responsive and Computer-Based Intervention
Robinson-Ervin, Porsha; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Musti-Rao, Shobana; Gibson, Lenwood, Jr.; Keyes, Starr E.
Behavioral Disorders, v41 n4 p209-225 Aug 2016
This study examined the effects of culturally relevant/responsive, computer-based social skills instruction on the social skill acquisition and generalization of 6 urban African American sixth graders with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). A multiple-probe across participants design was used to evaluate the effects of the social skills intervention on following adult directions. Results revealed increases in students following adult directions in the treatment phases; however, generalization results were modest for four students. These results support the use of a social skill package consisting of computer-based instruction and culturally responsive materials for urban adolescents with EBD. The specific components of this intervention are discussed along with implications for future research and study limitations.
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, African American Students, Grade 6, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Generalization, Program Effectiveness, Computer Assisted Instruction, Urban Schools, Educational Technology, Middle School Students, Observation, Attention, Achievement Tests, Peer Influence, Video Technology, Vignettes, Drills (Practice), Behavior Modification, Reinforcement
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site: http://www.ccbd.net/publications/behavioraldisorders
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement