Social skills training in schools

John W. Maag

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Social skills training is recognized as an integral component of school curriculum. School psychologists often serve as consultants to teachers who in turn provide training during classroom routines. Special educators traditionally have been involved in remediating handicapped students' interpersonal problems. Although the results of these efforts show promise, several problem areas persist. The purpose of this article is to address isues related to the application of social skills training in schools. Many educators' views toward social behavior impede generalization, and cognitive strategies are proffered as tactics for remediating this problem. Training delivery issues invovle the importance of developing a conceptual model, utilizing functional assessment data, and programming for generalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalSpecial Services in the Schools
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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