Social Skills Assessment and Training with Children

An Empirically Based Handbook

  • Larry Michelson
  • Don P. Sugai
  • Randy P. Wood
  • Alan E. Kazdin

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Larry Michelson, Don P. Sugai, Randy P. Wood, Alan E. Kazdin
    Pages 1-11
  3. Larry Michelson, Don P. Sugai, Randy P. Wood, Alan E. Kazdin
    Pages 13-34
  4. Larry Michelson, Don P. Sugai, Randy P. Wood, Alan E. Kazdin
    Pages 35-49
  5. Larry Michelson, Don P. Sugai, Randy P. Wood, Alan E. Kazdin
    Pages 51-56
  6. Larry Michelson, Don P. Sugai, Randy P. Wood, Alan E. Kazdin
    Pages 57-174
  7. Larry Michelson, Don P. Sugai, Randy P. Wood, Alan E. Kazdin
    Pages 175-187
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-268

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this book is to provide readers with sufficient knowledge regard­ ing social skills assessment and training with children so that they can imple­ ment and evaluate social skills programs on their own. Increased interest in promoting children's social skills has stemmed in part from advances in research that have shown the importance of childhood social competency for adjustment in both childhood and adulthood. There is a growing need for assessment and training methods that can be utilized by diverse groups of professionals and paraprofessionals. This book is intended for mental health workers, teachers, educators, clinicians, and child-care personnel. The book thoroughly reviews the literature to acquaint readers with relevant findings on social skills and to pro­ vide discussion regarding contemporary issues and assessment techniques. Sub­ sequently, comprehensive procedures in the training of children's social skills are presented. Readers are also provided with 16 detailed training modules, each of which comprises a rationale, instructions, Scripts, and homework assign­ ments. These modules are designed to permit effective implementation of social skills training programs. Moreover, they provide a structured and program­ matically designed format that builds in clinical flexibility for their use with individual children or groups of children. These modules are followed by a clinical-issues section designed to address potential obstacles to effective training. Following these major sections, two appendixes have been included in the book. The first appendix is a step-by-step description of how to conduct an assessment.

Keywords

ETA Mental Health Training adjustment assessment child child development childhood children development health knowledge research

Authors and affiliations

  • Larry Michelson
    • 1
  • Don P. Sugai
    • 2
  • Randy P. Wood
    • 3
    • 4
  • Alan E. Kazdin
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA
  3. 3.Camarillo State HospitalCamarilloUSA
  4. 4.UCLA School of MedicineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0348-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0350-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0348-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
  • About this book