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Social Skills Training
Early Childhood Education for Children with Disabilities

Social skills training was found to have no discernible effects on cognition and positive effects on social-emotional development and behavior for children with disabilities in early education settings.

Social skills training is not a specific curriculum, but rather a collection of practices that utilize a behavioral approach to teaching preschool children age-appropriate social skills and competencies, including communication, problem solving, decision making, self-management, and peer relations. Social skills training can occur in both regular and special education classrooms.

 


Findings

3
studies that met standards out of
6
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Cognition No discernible effects PK --
Social-emotional development Positive effects PK
 
 
12

Last Updated: February 2013

Race

Asian
8%
Black
45%
White
29%
Not specified
8%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
29%
Not Hispanic
71%

Gender

Male: 73%
Female: 26%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Whole Class

Urbanicity

Suburban

Locations

NY
Northeast


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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