The Effects of School-Based Intervention Programs on Aggressive Behavior: A Meta-Analysis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 7 describes the following: Title | The Effects of School-Based Intervention Programs on Aggressive Behavior: A Meta-Analysis Authors | Wilson, S.J., Lipsey, M., & Derzon, J.H. Source | Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 71(1), 36-49. Year Published | 2003 Abstract Research on the effectiveness of school-based programs for preventing or reducing aggressive behavior was synthesized with … [Read more...]

A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Social Skills Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 75 describes the following: Title | A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Social Skills Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Authors | Bellini, S., Peters, J., Benner, L., & Hopf, A. Source | Journal of Remedial and Special Education, 28(3), 153-162. Year Published | 2007 Abstract Social skills deficits are a central feature of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This meta-analysis of 55 … [Read more...]

Social Skills Can Help Some “Problem Behaviors”

Cross-posted with permission from our friends at Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC). ECAC is a Regional Parent Technical Assistance Center in North Carolina serving families of children with disabilities, their teachers, and other professionals. Visit ECAC’s website at http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/Default.aspx to access free publications, training opportunities, and other resources, and be sure to check out their Ask ECAC blog … [Read more...]

Effective social skills programming

This article was developed for parents of children with difficulties in the area of social interactions with others. In particular, parents of children with intellectual disabilities, autism or pervasive developmental disorder, and other disorders where social behavior is of concern can benefit from the information presented here regarding best practices in the promotion of social skills in youth. (posted March 1, 2013)http://www.mo-case.org/uploads/media/Social_Skills_Direct_Instruction.pdf  … [Read more...]

Social skills training for preschoolers with disabilities

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 … [Read more...]

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