An exploratory investigation of the effects of power-solving, a social problem solving method, on students with communication impairments
MA Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Committee Member 1
communication impairments, social problem solving, social skills curriculum
Children with disabilities--Education; Social skills--Study and teaching
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this investigation was to examine students with communication impairments ability to learn problem solving skills, using the POWER-Solving method, and the effect on positive social interactions. The results indicated that all 10 participants increased positive social interactions with their peers through teacher observations and pre and post rating scales. In addition, increases in the students' emotional vocabulary, as well as their ability to identify feelings were found. It seems that the POWER-Solving method would be beneficial in increasing positive social interactions of students with communication impairments. Future studies may focus on maintenance of their problem solving skills and independence in the application of skills for generalization.
Pringle, Kylie Christine, "An exploratory investigation of the effects of power-solving, a social problem solving method, on students with communication impairments" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2395.