MA Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, Sydney J.
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
emotional and behavioral disabilities, social skills
Social skills in children--Study and teaching; Behavior modification
Early Childhood Education | Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to obtain teachers' perspectives on students' social skills and problem behaviors before and after implementing a social skills curriculum to students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Teachers were given a survey to rate students' social skills and problem behaviors prior to and following intervention. Students were then taught using the Think Social! social skills training program. Students participated in six sessions. Results showed that teachers reported that most of the students increased their social skills and decreased their problem behaviors after being taught using the Think Social! curriculum. Results suggest students with emotional and behavioral disabilities benefit from being explicitly taught social skills.
Sarnelle, Kelley Yankowski, "Teacher perspectives on social thinking" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2558.