Teaching Social Competence: A Practical Approach for Improving Social Skills in Students At-Risk / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This is a step-by-step guide to developing a social skills curriculum and designing instruction. It will help you understand how to conduct assessments and plan interventions to address problems in social behavior. Using a continuing case study that focuses on three students who show problems in social behavior, the authors illustrate each of the steps for assessing behavior and planning interventions. Worksheets in every chapter can be used in the classroom to carry out the procedures developed.
Table of ContentsPART ONE: SOCIAL COMPETENCE AND THE SOCIAL SKILLS CURRICULUM. 1. Social Competence and Social Expectations. 2. Describing Expectations for Social Behavior. 3. Describing Standards for Meeting Expectations. PART TWO: ASSESSING SOCIAL SKILLS. 4. Planning a Survey Level Assessment. 5. Summarizing Survey Level Assessment Results and Selecting Target Skills for Interventions. 6. Conducting a Specific Level Assessment, Part I: Assessing Basic Abilities. 7. Conducting a Specific Level Assessment, Part II: Assessing Component Steps. 8. Specific Level Assessment, Part III: Assessing Performance Conditions. PART THREE: PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING INTERVENTIONS FOR TEACHING SOCIAL COMPETENCE 9. Setting Instructional Goals and Brainstorming Procedures. 10. Developing and Refining Intervention Plans. 11. Monitoring the Intervention. 12. Analyzing Intervention Results and Determining Next Steps. PART FOUR: BROADER APPLICATIONS IN TEACHING SOCIAL COMPETENCE 13. Streamlining the Teaching of Social Competence. 14. Teaching Social Competence to Groups of Students. 15. Collaborating in Teaching Social Competence. Appendices. References. Index. Worksheets.