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Documenting the Effects of Social Skill Training With Children: Process and Outcome Assessment

  • Gary W. Ladd

Abstract

Although social scientists have long been interested in methods for guiding children’s behavior and development, the use of skill training procedures as a means of influencing the course of children’s peer interactions and relationships is a relatively recent undertaking. Concern for socially disadvantaged children has been a primary impetus for this work, and recent findings from research on the correlates and antecedents of peer status (see Ladd & Asher, 1985), as well as evidence linking childhood peer problems with later maladjustment (see Kohlberg, LaCrosse, & Ricks, 1972; Ladd & Asher, 1985) have intensified the search for effective interventions. At present, however, little is known about how skill-based interventions may affect children’s social skills or lead to changes in their peer relations.

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Social Skill Grade School Skill Learning Apply Behavior Analysis Social Skill Training 
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