Date Approved

5-9-2002

Embargo Period

5-20-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Special Education

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Xin, Joy

Subject(s)

Fourth grade (Education); Learning disabled children; Social skills--Study and teaching

Disciplines

Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to determine the effectiveness of a social skills training program for students with disabilities. A multiple baseline design across settings was used. The two settings were the mainstream class and the resource center. Five fourth grade students ranging from 10.1 to 10.11 years of age participated in the study. The social skills were focused on raising hands to ask for help, dealing with an accusation, and completing assignments in a given time. Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child was used as the social skills training program. Observations were conducted during baseline and intervention phases in both resource and mainstream settings. The data collected during the baseline phase lasted five days, followed by the instruction of six weeks for the intervention. The results show that there was no substantial growth in those behaviors after students received the training. Limitations and recommendations for future research were discussed.

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