Posted: March 12th, 2023
Social Skills Training
outline FOR SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING
Graduate School College of Education, Endicott College,
ABA 525: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ABA
Thesis: People with mental illness or developmental disabilities can benefit from social skills training, a form of behavioral therapy. Teachers, therapists, and other professionals can use social skills coaching to support people with anxiety, mood, personality, and other conditions.
2. Types of social skills
· Following direction
· Collaborating and operating
· Respecting boundaries
3. The Importance of Social Skills
· Great communication skills
· More relationships
· Increased quality of life
4. How can social skills be developed?
· Shared interests
· Joint attention
Social skills training is not a specific curriculum but 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 (IES,2013)
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