Download Article The bill covers a lot of ground. Students with special needs may require accommodations or modifications to classwork like shortened assignments, large print books, notetakersspecial presentations such as sign languageor one-on-one assistance from special education teachers and assistants. As a special education teacher with over twenty years experience, I know that no kid wants to feel different.
Elksnin and Nick Elksnin Strategies teachers can use to teach parents to teach their children to be prosocial are described. These strategies include teaching incidentally, performing social skills autopsies, coaching emotions, and assigning homework.
Issues to be considered when working with parents and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are addressed. We propose that by having parents as partners in the instructional process, students will better generalize prosocial skills across situations, settings, and individuals.
A follow-up study conducted by the U. The importance of social competence cannot be overestimated as it is associated with peer acceptance, academic achievement, and employment success L. Lack of prosocial behavior during early childhood is the single best predictor of mental health problems during adulthood.
Results of research conducted during the past two decades proves we can successfully teach students social skills L. Our challenge lies in ensuring that students use these skills where and when they count. Based on their meta-analysis of 18 interventions commonly used with students with disabilities, Lloyd, Forness, and Kavale concluded that social skills instruction as it is currently implemented is not very effective.
In their now classic article, Stokes and Baer described strategies proven to promote generalization of skills across settings, situations, and individuals: Teach students social skills in settings where the skills will be used.
If teaching social skills in the natural setting is not possible, we can use role playing to reflect a variety of settings or teach children to self-monitor their use of skills across settings. We can also recruit teachers and parents to prompt, teach, and reinforce use of appropriate social skills.
Teach social skills that are valued in the natural setting. Selecting skills valued by peers, teachers, and parents increases the odds skill use will be reinforced. Teach social skills "loosely. These teachers adopt standardized presentation procedures, present information in a prescribed order, and require mastery before moving on to the next skill.
Although these methods promote skill acquisition, they may work against skill generalization. We can encourage students to generalize by teaching several social skills several times a day, employing a variety of models and role-playing actors, using natural language, and reinforcing skills across settings and situations.
After skills are acquired, we can adopt schedules of reinforcement similar to those in natural settings. Typically, reinforcement occurs less frequently in natural settings than in instructional settings, requiring that instructors gradually reduce the frequency and amount of reinforcement.
In some cases, students may need to be taught to recruit reinforcement and to self-reinforce so that they will continue to use skills in environments lacking in external reinforcement.
Teach students to generalize. Methods that enable students to generalize include the use of cognitive mediators such as self-talk, self-monitoring, self-recording, and self-reinforcement.
Teaching children problem-solving strategies, which are discussed elsewhere in this article, also enables them to select and use skills in actual social situations. Use of generalization strategies is essential if we are to ensure that students use appropriate social skills in natural settings Elksnin, Involving parents in the teaching process can help us implement these strategies.
Parental involvement is also consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which requires that parents be active participants in assessment and instructional planning.
Often, parents are highly motivated to improve their child's social skills because social skills problems leading to peer rejection are even more devastating to children and their parents than poor academic skills. We also know that children with poor social skills exert a disruptive influence on the family Gresham, ; Wahler,providing an impetus for parents to teach their children to become prosocial.
As educators, we know that intervention outcomes are much more powerful and enduring if educators and parents collaborate Haynes and Comer, In the remainder of this article, we discuss ways we can teach parents to teach their children to be prosocial.
Challenges of working with parents and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds also are considered.
Incidental teaching While visiting year-old Mia's parents, Mrs. Rasheed exclaimed, "Mia, that's a great looking haircut. You really look grown up! Rasheed's comment, her mother said, "Mia, what do you say when someone gives you a compliment? These teachers and parents capitalize on "teachable moments," which promote social skills generalization.Our products support students with dyslexia, learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities, and other special educational needs.
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