Social Skills in Pictures, Stories, and Songs-Set: A Multisensory Program for Preschool and Early Elementary Students

Social Skills in Pictures, Stories, and Songs-Set: A Multisensory Program for Preschool and Early Elementary Students

by Loretta A Serna, Steven R. Forness, M. Elizabeth Nielsen
     
 

An innovative, evidence-based program that has proven effective in helping young children learn the social and emotional skills necessary for school readiness and success. The teaching approach combines a number of sensory modalities, using stories, mnemonics, coloring books, songs, role-playing, and visual aids.

The curriculum is built around four original

Overview

An innovative, evidence-based program that has proven effective in helping young children learn the social and emotional skills necessary for school readiness and success. The teaching approach combines a number of sensory modalities, using stories, mnemonics, coloring books, songs, role-playing, and visual aids.

The curriculum is built around four original stories and songs - featuring delightful animal characters:

  • Rosie the Roadrunner learns to follow directions
  • Prairie Dog Pete learns to share
  • Roscoe the Raccoon learns to manage his behavior
  • Prickles the Porcupine learns to solve problems

The program has been thoroughly field-tested in clinical trials and in Head Start preschool settings. It is also appropriate for young children in child care situations and for school-age children in early elementary grades.

The complete program includes a storybook, a music CD, a teacher's guide, and 10 coloring books for each story (40 coloring books in all).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878225750
Publisher:
Research Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
165
Sales rank:
770,165
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Loretta A. Serna, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Educational Specialties/College of Education at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests and publications are in the area of emotional-behavioral disorders, social behavior and skills, and the prevention of social-emotional problems in young children. She has developed other instructional materials in the area of social skills and self-determination skills for adolescents.

M. Elizabeth Nielsen, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Specialties/College of Education at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests and publications are in the area of gifted education and teaching students who are both gifted and have learning or behavioral problems. Currently, she is researching the area of moral courage among children and adolescents who are gifted.

Steve Forness, EdD is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. He initially attended the U.S. Naval Academy, receiving his BA in 1963 and MA in 1964 from the University of Northern Colorado and his EdD in 1968 from UCLA. From 1968 to 2003, he was on the faculty of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, where he was also principal of its hospital school and chief of educational psychology services. Dr. Forness has coauthored or coedited 10 books on children with learning or behavioral disorders and published more than 200 journal articles on special education and early detection of children with psychiatric disorders. He was a Fullbright Scholar in Portugal in 1976 and has received the Wallin Award from the Council for Exceptional Children and the Berman Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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