Navigating Social Skills Training From Practice to Real Life Application. Presented by Jennifer Jacobs MS CCC-SLP [email protected] Social Skill Builder 866-278-1452 PO Box 2430 Leesburg, VA 20177 www.socialskillbuilder.com. History of Video Modeling Research.
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using SVM to teach behavior function
attention for extended periods of time (Garretson et al., 1990; Buchsbaum et al., 1992; Casey et al., 1993).
On average, students who used My School Day supplement, gained 10 percent in every category of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales compared to a 3 percent gain when using traditional methods alone.
When comparing subjects in the same age category (age 9), those who used My School Day supplement, demonstrated higher post-test communications scores when compared to students using traditional methods only.
Surveys by SLPs using My School Day supplement indicated that students stayed on task better when using the interactive technology.
Students using My School Day supplement demonstrated a positive gain score in each category of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales including Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialization, and Adaptive Behavior.
Research Completed by Smith, Williamson, and Siegel-Robertson, (2007)
The results from this study suggest that using technology may be used to improve the social skills of students with multiple high-incidence disabilities.
Software packages, such as School Rules, may provide many opportunities for the development of social skills. Bowers (2006) and Simpson et al (2004) have found that social skills software have helped students, especially in the autism spectrum.
Students who were learning disabled and had Asperger’s Syndrome seemed to fare better than those students with mental retardation or emotional disturbances.
In this study, the students who were diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome scored over 70% on the School Rules modules.MSD and SR Result Highlights
children with ASD develop or improve several communication and socialization
skills when implemented systematically. (Banda,Matuszny,Rirkan, Teaching Exceptional Child,July August 2007
• Spontaneous requesting (Wert & Neisworth, 2003)
• Recognizing emotions in speech and facial expressions (Corbett, 2003)
• Compliment-giving initiations and responses (Apple, Billingsley, & Schwartz,2005)
• Language production (Buggey, 2005; Charlop-Christy et al., 2000)
• Verbal responses to questions (Buggey et al., 1999)
• Conversational speech (Charlop & Milstein, 1989; Charlop-Christy et al., 2000;
Nikopoulos & Keenan, 2003, 2004; Ogeltree & Fischer, 1995; Sherer, Pierce,
Parades, Kisacky, & Ingersoll, 2001).
• Play behaviors including reciprocal play (Nikopoulos & Keenan, 2004); motor
and verbal piay sequences (D'Ateno, Mangiapanello, & Taylor, 2003); independent
play (Charlop-Christy et al., 2000); play-related comments (Taylor,
Levin, & Jasper, 1999); and socio-dramatic play (Dauphin, Kinney, & Stromer,
2004; Nikopoulos & Keenan, 2003)
• Complying, greeting, and sharing (Simpson, Langone, & Ayres, 2004)
• Spontaneous greeting (Charlop-Christy et al., 2000)
• Social initiations (Nikopoulos & Keenan, 2004; Buggey, 2005)
Many students with disabilities – particularly those with ASD – are visual learners. As Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor, author, and researcher with autism, explains, “I think in pictures. I do not think in language. All my thoughts are like videotapes running in my imagination. Pictures are my first language, and words are my second language (Grandin, 2002). For such individuals, videos, simulations, virtual environments (VEs), pictures, and other multimedia can be effective teaching tools (Grandin, 2002; Loftus, 2005; Parsons, 2006; Parsons et al., 2006; Dana, 2005).
Tape your or your students voice to illustrate tone of voice, for things like sarcasm or emotion
Use T.V. shows to show interpersonal relationships and conflicts. Use AGE APPROPRIATE soap operas clips to illustrate emotions or intonation of voice
Make videos or tape your students in social scenarios.
Videos that highlight social scenarios and teach appropriate behaviors and language
School, Playdate, Friendship, Conversation & I Can Do It Videos
$29.95 per video
Teach2Talk Sharing Video behaviors and language
ABA centered video that shows different kids sharing and highlights appropriate interactions
Right Choices behaviors and language Cambium Learning
34-week program that uses video to help students learn problem-solving and decision-making skills; modules focus on topics such as conflict resolution, negotiating, and dealing with peer pressure.
Includes: Instructor's Manual Coordinator/Principal's Manual, a parent training component, and additional program materials. and four videos (VHS) $828
Social Skill Builder behaviors and language
Preschool PlaytimeVolume 1 & 2
My School Day behaviors and language
Social Skill Builder
Cognitive age: 6-12
My Community behaviors and language Social Skill Builder
School Rules! behaviors and language Volume 2
Social Skill Builder
Social Skill Builder behaviors and language
School Rules!Volume 1
Structured activities as classroom, group work
and physical education,
Unstructured activities as
hallway interactions and
Cognitive age: 8-18 $89.99
Computer program offers videos for adolescents primarily for behavior. Some online activities for kids about bulling, empathy and getting help
Hollywood High - Scholastic behavior. Some online activities for kids about bulling, empathy and getting help
Students write scripts with added sound effects. Once complete they can run their social scenarios and see them acted out.
Choices Choices behavior. Some online activities for kids about bulling, empathy and getting help
Tom Snyder Productions
Software that give social scenarios and then comes up with outcomes.
Situations include: - *How to deal with peer pressure *Recognizing the similarities and differences among all individuals *Acceptance and rejection on the playground *Why children tease and how to respond to it
$99 one computer use
Teen Second Life behavior. Some online activities for kids about bulling, empathy and getting help
Online community where you create a character or identity and interact with others. Basic membership is free for teens. You can practice social interaction in real time with others in the “community” Always operate with safe internet skills – free/subscriber
Mind Reading behavior. Some online activities for kids about bulling, empathy and getting help
Interactive computer game that shows videos of different emotions. Breakdown of components, games and library of emotions
Fun With Feelings behavior. Some online activities for kids about bulling, empathy and getting helpAutism Coach
Software that uses video to working on identification of emotions. Real and cartoon characters used. Looks at components that make emotions, environment, and intonation of voice
Go back if needed in order meet goals behavior. Some online activities for kids about bulling, empathy and getting help
Fade prompts & supports
Increase group size