M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Fourth grade (Education); Learning disabled children; Social skills--Study and teaching
Special Education and Teaching
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.
Wiseley, Michelle M., "The effect of social skills training for students with disabilities" (2002). Theses and Dissertations. 1534.