Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Student’s Social Skills
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Full of practical, hands-on strategies, this book provides educators with the tools they need to help improve the social skills of students with and without disabilities. With detailed descriptions of evidence-based interventions, sample lesson plans, reproducible handouts, and measurement tools for conducting social skills assessments, readers will learn why social competence is important for academic success and how to help students develop and maintain healthy relationships. Readers will acquire the tools and strategies to support students with social skills difficulties, including students who struggle with aggression. Strategies are provided that build relationship skills at the individual, classroom, and school-wide level, and include individual social skills instruction, and cooperative learning activities.
Dr. Kimber Wilkerson, PhD, is Professor of Special Education and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Aaron Perzigian, MS, is a full-time graduate student pursuing his doctorate in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jill K. Schurr, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
Wilkerson, K., Perzigian, A. & Schurr, J. (2013). Promoting social skills in the inclusive classroom. New York: Guildford Press.
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