Promoting Social Success: A Curriculum for Children with Special Needs / Edition 1

Promoting Social Success: A Curriculum for Children with Special Needs / Edition 1

by Gary N. Siperstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557666741

ISBN-13: 9781557666741

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Brookes Publishing

These are the voices of real-life elementary school teachers who have used this research-based curriculum to reach a crucial goal: improving the social skills of students with mild to moderate disabilities and their peers. Field-tested with 400 elementary school students, this curriculum focuses on developing the cognitive skills behind appropriate social behavior

Overview

These are the voices of real-life elementary school teachers who have used this research-based curriculum to reach a crucial goal: improving the social skills of students with mild to moderate disabilities and their peers. Field-tested with 400 elementary school students, this curriculum focuses on developing the cognitive skills behind appropriate social behavior rather than teaching children a set of specific behaviors to enact. Along with a thorough overview, teachers will get 66 activity-based lessons on social skills, organized around topics that build on each other. Students will learn to... assess their own emotional states and develop new coping mechanisms identify and interpret social cues and other interpersonal dynamics set appropriate social goals, generate problem-solving strategies, and think about the consequences of their actions consider characteristics of good friendships and explore ways to improve their relationships Each 30- to 45-minute lesson provides a list of materials, descriptions of the activities, variations for more advanced and less advanced students, and suggestions for reinforcing the skills throughout the school day. To help them implement the lessons effectively, teachers will also find student handouts, helpful illustrations, parent newsletters, and lists of additional children's books and videos. This inventive curriculum will enhance children's cognitive abilities to help them become socially successful - both inside and outside the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557666741
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,275,033
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgements

An Introduction to the Promoting Social Success Curriculum

  • Appendix
I. Introductory Lessons

  • Coming Together to Form the Group
  • Introducing Role Play
  • Practicing Role Play
  • Introducing Problem-Solving Meetings
  • Practicing Problem-Solving Meetings
II. Understanding Feelings and Actions: Emotional and Behavioral Regulation

  • Using Feeling Words
  • Identifying Happy Expressions
  • Understanding Sadness
  • The Difference Between Alone and Lonely - Lonely
  • Understanding Fear
  • When Are We Suprised?
  • Understanding Love and Hate
  • Understanding Frustration
  • Understanding Anger
  • Feelings in Different Contexts
  • Different People have Different emotions
  • Understanding Emotional Intensity
  • What to Do When You Are Angry
  • Expressng Feelings in Appropriate Ways
  • Why Calming Down is Important
  • Ways to Calm Down
  • Introducing the Red Light Calming Down Steps
  • Practicing the Calming Down Steps
  • Applying the Calming Down Steps
  • Reviewing the Calming Down Steps
  • What Helps Me Calm Down?
  • Reviewing Feeling Words
III. Using Social Information: Noticing and Interpreting Cues

  • Introducing the Yellow Light Thinking Steps
  • Introducing Body Language
  • Interpreting Body Language
  • Interpreting Tone of Voice (Feelings)
  • Interpreting Tone of Voice (Sincerity)
  • Accident or on purpose?
  • Indentifying Intention
  • Is This Mean?
  • How to Tell When Someone is Busy
  • Reacting to Other People
  • Reviewing Emotional Displays
  • Reviewing Social Situations
IV. Planning What to Do: Problem Solving

  • What Does it Mean to Have Goals?
  • Identifying Goals
  • Practicing Identifying Goals- Practice
  • Generating Strategies to Solve a Problem
  • Practicing Generating Strategies
  • Generating Multiple Strategies
  • Assertive Problem-Solving Strategies
  • Using Compromise as a Strategy
  • Predicting Consesquences
  • Practicing Strategy Selection- Practice
  • Introducing the Green Light Action Steps
  • How Did it Go?
  • What to Do If We Don't Reach Our Goal
  • Applying the Problem-Solving Steps
  • Reviewing Problem-Solving Skills
V. Making and Keeping Friends: Social Knowledge

  • What Makes A Good Friend?
  • The Ups and Downs of Friendship
  • The Importance of Trust
  • Give and Take
  • Encouraging Empathy
  • Communicating With Friends
  • Dealing with Rejection
  • Sharing Hurt Feelings with Friends
  • Coping with Teasing
  • The Importance of Forgiveness
  • Keeping Friends
  • The Importance of Compliments
General Reproducibles

  • Body Language Photographs
  • Large Feeling Faces
  • Small Feeling Faces
  • Parent Newsletters
  • Role-Play Footprints
  • Stoplight Posters
Bibliography

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