Making Friends PreK-3: A Social Skills Program for Inclusive Settings

Making Friends PreK-3: A Social Skills Program for Inclusive Settings


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Research shows that a child's social and behavioral skills affect the development of cognitive and physical abilities. Set students on a path to success and have fun doing it with this newly retitled edition of the popular Wanna Play. The authors provide hundreds of activities that help children learn how to behave appropriately and make friends. Included are tools for teaching emotion regulation, team playing, and body safety to all children, making this resource ideal for use in inclusive settings. New features include:
A social interaction checklist for identifying learners' strengths and weaknesses

Teacher-friendly activities that can be used in small groups or with the whole class

A chapter on teaching emotions and communication skills

Students with social challenges benefit from direct instruction, and early intervention helps prevent behavior problems and pave the way to academic success. This hands-on guidebook gives teachers, counselors, behavior therapists, and caregivers a wealth of easily implemented and fun-filled ways to enhance children's skills in all areas of social interaction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628737561
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ruth Herron Ross, owner and author of the Wanna Play Program, has dedicated her life to the education of children with special needs and the autism community. Her fifteen years of education experiences, combined with her early intervention training, gave Ruth the foundation of knowledge in autism, language development, and socialization skills needed to create the Wanna Play Program.

Beth Roberts-Pacchione is the codirector of the Wanna Play Program. For the past ten years at the Pennsylvania location, she has been facilitating social skill groups and individual sessions for children ages three to seventeen. She is now beginning to counsel adults to provide therapeutic support to those parents whose children have been diagnosed with special needs.

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