Social skills training for preschoolers with disabilities

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This report from the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) focuses on the effectiveness of social skills training for preschool children with disabilities. Social skills training is a collection of practices that use a behavioral approach for teaching preschool children age-appropriate social skills and competencies, including: communication, problem solving, decision making, self-management, and peer relations. After reviewing the research evidence, the WWC found that social skills training has positive effects on social-emotional development and behavior and no discernible effects on cognition for children with disabilities in early education settings. (posted March 4, 2013)

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