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Social Skills Teaching the “Hidden” Curriculum Melanie White ALD 322 Mar. 27, 2007
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Advance Organizer Social skills overview Best practice in social skills instruction Resources for future teachers
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Advance Organizer Goal: Apply knowledge from research literature to determine effective interventions for facilitating social interaction among students in inclusive classroom settings.
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Social Skills: Who Needs 'em? Who needs social skills? WE ALL DO!!!! Who might need social skills instruction ? Students with high-incidence disabilities such as LD, ADHD, and EBD Why teach social skills? Approx. 75% of students with LD have difficulties in this area…EBD even higher!
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Social Skills: Who Needs 'em? Where are social skills needed? EVERYWHERE!!!! school, home, community, jobs What works? Characteristics of effective social skills instruction
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Children who fail to acquire appropriate social skills have a lower probability of completing school, becoming employed, and becoming well-adjusted adults. Why Teach Social Skills? (Elksnin & Elksnin, 2000; Osgood Smith, 1995; Strain & Odom 1986)
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Students with disabilities who have not acquired social skills are not likely to learn casually or incidentally. Why Teach Social Skills? (Elksnin & Elksnin, 2000; Osgood Smith, 1995; Strain & Odom 1986)
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behavior that we all seem to know, but were never taught. What is the Hidden Curriculum? (Bieber, 1994)
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2008 for the course ALD 322 taught by Professor Patton during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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