This book explains how to set up adolescent groups, details core teaching procedures, and gives detailed instructions for teaching 50 prosocial skills essential for adolescents to learn. Skills are grouped in six categories: Beginning Social Skills, Advanced Social Skills, Skills for Dealing with Feelings, Skill Alternatives to Aggression, Skills for Dealing with Stress, and Planning Skills. Includes skill outlines with leader guidelines and homework reports for each skill, as well as reproducible assessment forms, checklists, and other student handouts. CD with printable forms is included.
This newly revised book is divided into six skill groups: beginning social skills, advanced social skills, dealing with feelings, alternatives to aggression, dealing with stress, and planning skills. The authors provide strategies for teaching 50 specific prosocial skills, such as starting a conversation, apologizing, expressing your feelings, standing up for a friend, responding to failure, and setting a goal. Appendices contain program evaluation forms and a 42-page annotated bibliography of Skillstreaming research.
Convenient 3 5 cue cards for student use during role plays and homework assignments. The cards list the behavioral steps for each of the 50 skills contained in the Skillstreaming book. Eight cards are provided for each skill.
Offers the methods to instill appropriate behavior in an adolescent population often considered unmanageable. These three audiocassettes prepare teachers and other trainers to effectively conduct structured learning sessions.
This scholarly yet highly readable and practical text systematically covers the importance, development, assessment, and treatment of social skills of children and adolescents. Combining scientific rigor with a highly approachable and readable style of writing to create a practical and unique book, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the increasingly important topic of child and adolescent social skills. A wide variety of tables, figures, and practical step-by-step guides enhance the material presented, making it particularly useful for practitioners while offering an extensive array of recent research and models of interest to researchers. The authors present a solid foundation of scientific knowledge written in a manner accessible to nonscientists and having ample practical implications and examples for educational and clinical practice. The book is divided into two parts--the first features a foundation for conceptualizing and assessing child and adolescent social skills, whereas the second focuses on the arena of intervention. An up-to-date and unique addition to the literature, this volume will be of interest to professionals who work with or study children across several disciplines including school and clinical child psychology, special education, counseling, and social work. Although many books and other professional materials on the social competence of children and adolescents are presently available, the knowledge regarding these social skills is expanding rapidly, and there is a tremendous need to keep it current. This book helps meet this need by not only synthesizing a great deal of recent work in the field, but also by providing new information and evidence that has not yet been published. It also bridges an important gap that sometimes exists between research and practice. For instance, some books on child and adolescent social skills are clearly written for the academician or researcher, and may have little apparent application for the clinician or practitioner. Other materials are written as practical assessment or intervention guides for the clinician/practitioner, yet sometimes lack supporting evidence and rationale. This book is aimed at both arenas.
Skillstreaming the elementary school child employs a four-part training approach: modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization which teach essential prosocial skills to elementary-age children. This book provides a complete description of the Skillstreaming program with instructions for teaching 60 prosocial skills.
This unique, user-friendly text distills essential and up-to-date guidelines for students and practitioners of child and adolescent counseling. Featuring concise, step-by-step protocols supported by evidence-based practice, the book is organized in a logical sequence, from setting the stage for the counseling process to the essentials of active counseling. The second edition is distinguished by a more holistic approach to counseling that focuses on the client’s narrative, goal-setting as a partnership between counselor and client, and heightened sensitivity to all forms of diversity. This includes new content about LBTQIA clients and those suffering from trauma or substance abuse. The second edition focuses on strategies for fostering growth and self-inquiry and presents new information on teaching tools for stress tolerance, negotiating social conflict, and the importance of monitoring progress. Key concepts such as using developmentally appropriate language and activities are addressed, and as are critical issues such as collaborating with parents and other professionals, responding to crisis situations, and counselor self-awareness and self-care. Case examples of client/counselor dialogues along with summary and questions at the end of each chapter illustrate foundational concepts and facilitate critical thinking. An instructor manual is also included. New to the Second Edition: Promotes goal-setting as a partnership between counselor and client Fosters sensitivity to LBTQIA clients and other forms of diversity Includes updated section on crisis intervention and effective referral skills Focuses on strategies for facilitating client growth and self-inquiry Distills new tools for stress tolerance Teaches skills for negotiating social conflict and addressing technology use Key Features: Distills essential, practical skills for counseling children and adolescents Based on a proven teaching format Includes the most current evidence-based interventions Offers a holistic approach to counseling Advocates a strong focus on the client narrative
Current rates of autism diagnoses have been cause for concern and research as well as rumor and misinformation. Important questions surround the condition: how early can an accurate diagnosis be made? At what age should intervention start? How can parents recognize warning signs? And what causes autism in the first place? There are no easy answers, but the Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders gives researchers, practitioners, and academics the science and guidance to better understand and intervene. Background chapters survey the history of professional understanding of the disorders and the ongoing debate over autism as a single entity or a continuum. Chapters on best methods in screening, assessment, and diagnosis reflect the transition between the DSM-V and older diagnostic criteria. And at the heart of the book, the intervention section ranges from evidence-based strategies for developing core skills to ethical concerns, cultural considerations, and controversial treatments. Included in the Handbook's broad-based coverage: Designing curriculum programs for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Mainstream education for children with ASD. Teaching independent living skills to children with ASD. Social skills and play. Behavioral and mental health disorders in children with ASD. Training and supporting caregivers in evidence-based practices. Teaching cognitive skills to children with ASD. The Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a comprehensive reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and other scientist-practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation, special education, and pediatric medicine.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Diverse learners with exceptional needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them to develop socially and intellectually in a way that traditional pedagogical practice is unable to fulfill. As educational technologies and theoretical approaches to learning continue to advance, so do the opportunities for exceptional children. Special and Gifted Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an exhaustive compilation of emerging research, theoretical concepts, and real-world examples of the ways in which the education of special needs and exceptional children is evolving. Emphasizing pedagogical innovation and new ways of looking at contemporary educational practice, this multi-volume reference work is ideal for inclusion in academic libraries for use by pre-service and in-service teachers, graduate-level students, researchers, and educational software designers and developers.
This Handbook provides invaluable reviews of the growing body of empirical and theoretical knowledge in this field and clearly demonstrates how this knowledge can be used to guide and develop evidence-based practice for assessment and treatment.