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Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills Program Book (Includes forms CD) 3ed +++ BESTSELLER

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Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills Program Book (Includes forms CD) 3ed +++ BESTSELLER

Ellen McGinnis

 

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child employs a four-part training approach—modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization—to teach essential prosocial skills to elementary school students. This book provides a complete description of the Skillstreaming program, with instructions for teaching 60 prosocial skills.

Part 1: Skillstreaming Program Content and Implementation
Chapters on effective Skillstreaming arrangements, Skillstreaming teaching procedures, refining skill use, teaching for skill generalization, managing behavior problems, Skillstreaming in the school context, and more.

Part 2: Skill Outlines and Homework Reports
Skill outlines are handy one-page summaries for each skill, including skill steps, guidelines for skill instruction, and suggested situations for modeling displays. Homework reports list skill steps and guide students in practicing the skills and evaluating skill use outside the Skillstreaming group.

Skill Areas
•Classroom Survival Skills
•Friendship-Making Skills
•Skills for Dealing with Feelings
•Skill Alternatives to Aggression
•Skills for Dealing with Stress
Appendixes provide all program forms needed to ensure a successful Skillstreaming intervention, plus leader and observer checklists to ensure program integrity.

 

2011, 400 pages, softcover

 

Contents
Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction

Why Teach Social Skills?
What Is Skillstreaming?
Skills for Elementary School Children
Understanding Violence and Aggression
Included in This Book
PART 1
Skillstreaming Program Content and Implementation

Chapter 1—Effective Skillstreaming Arrangements
Group Leader Selection and Preparation
Student Selection, Grouping, and Preparation
Support Staff and Program Coordinator Roles
Specific Instructional Concerns
Instructional Variations
Chapter 2—Skillstreaming Teaching Procedures
Core Teaching Procedures
Steps in the Skillstreaming Session
Implementation Integrity
Chapter 3—Sample Skillstreaming Session
Introduction to Skillstreaming
Skill Instruction
Chapter 4—Refining Skill Use
Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies
Factors in Successful Skill Use
Skill Shifting, Combinations, Adaptation, and Development
Chapter 5—Teaching for Skill Generalization
Transfer-Enhancing Procedures
Maintenance-Enhancing Procedures
Chapter 6—Managing Behavior Problems
Universal Strategies
Targeted Interventions
Individual Interventions
Chapter 7—Building Positive Relationships with Parents
Parenting and Children’s Aggression
Parent Involvement in Skillstreaming
Levels of Parent Involvement
Chapter 8—Skillstreaming in the School Context
Violence Prevention
Schoolwide Applications of Skillstreaming
Integration in the Curriculum
Inclusion
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
New Intervention Combinations

PART 2
Skill Outlines and Homework Reports

Homework Reports follow each skill.

Group I—Classroom Survival Skills
1. Listening
2. Asking for Help
3. Saying Thank You
4. Bringing Materials to Class
5. Following Instructions
6. Completing Assignments
7. Contributing to Discussions
8. Offering Help to an Adult
9. Asking a Question
10. Ignoring Distractions
11. Making Corrections
12. Deciding on Something to Do
13. Setting a Goal


Group II—Friendship-Making Skills
14. Introducing Yourself
15. Beginning a Conversation
16. Ending a Conversation
17. Joining In
18. Playing a Game
19. Asking a Favor
20. Offering Help to a Classmate
21. Giving a Compliment
22. Accepting a Compliment
23. Suggesting an Activity
24. Sharing
25. Apologizing


Group III—Skills for Dealing with Feelings
26. Knowing Your Feelings
27. Expressing Your Feelings
28. Recognizing Another’s Feelings
29. Showing Understanding of Another’s Feelings
30. Expressing Concern for Another
31. Dealing with Your Anger
32. Dealing with Another’s Anger
33. Expressing Affection
34. Dealing with Fear
35. Rewarding Yourself


Group IV—Skill Alternatives to Aggression
36. Using Self-Control
37. Asking Permission
38. Responding to Teasing
39. Avoiding Trouble
40. Staying Out of Fights
41. Problem Solving
42. Accepting Consequences
43. Dealing with an Accusation
44. Negotiating


Group V—Skills for Dealing with Stress
45. Dealing with Boredom
46. Deciding What Caused a Problem
47. Making a Complaint
48. Answering a Complaint
49. Dealing with Losing
50. Being a Good Sport
51. Dealing with Being Left Out
52. Dealing with Embarrassment
53. Reacting to Failure
54. Accepting No
55. Saying No
56. Relaxing
57. Dealing with Group Pressure
58. Dealing with Wanting Something That Isn’t Yours
59. Making a Decision
60. Being Honest
Appendix A—Program Forms

Appendix B—Program Integrity Checklists

Appendix C—Behavior Management Techniques

References
About the Author




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