M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Social skills in children--Study and teaching; Students with disabilities
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a social skills training program provided by the researcher during physical education classes. Four male students ages 7 and 8 participated in the study once a week for 45 minutes.
Direct observations were used to collect data on the targeted social skills of sharing, taking turns, saying "Please" and "Thank you", and displaying good sportsmanship before, during and after the training. A single subject design with ABC phases was used to record student behaviors.
The results indicate that all students increased the appropriate target behaviors and reduced inappropriate behaviors during the intervention phase. During the maintenance phase, students' appropriate behaviors were reduced slightly. Future studies to lengthen the intervention phase was recommended to sustain appropriate behaviors.
White, Rachel P., "The effects of social skills training to increase appropriate behaviors of elementary students with disabilities in physical education" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 954.