Dr. Ellen McGinnis

Dr. Ellen McGinnis

Ellen McGinnis, PhD, holds degrees in elementary education, special education, and school administration. She has taught elementary and secondary students in the public schools and has served as special education consultant in both public and hospital schools, school principal, special education director, executive director of student support services, and a program consultant at the state level. The author of numerous articles on identifying and teaching youth with emotional/behavioral disorders, she collaborated with Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein on early Skillstreaming books and is author of the most recently released editions of Skillstreaming in Early Childhood, Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child, and Skillstreaming the Adolescent. She is also co-author with Rich Simpson, PhD, of Skillstreaming Children and Youth with High-Functioning Autism.

Books by Author

Skillstreaming Children and Youth with High-Functioning Autism: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills (cover)
A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills

Skillstreaming is a social-emotional learning program designed to help children and youth learn positive ways to have their needs met.

This guide employs Skillstreaming’s evidence-based four-part training approach—modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization—to teach prosocial skills in a small-group context. The book includes a total of 80 skills specifically tailored to the needs of learners with high-functioning autism and related disorders.

Program Book
Aggression Replacement Training® DVD: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth
A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth

This staff training DVD features scenes of adolescents participating in group sessions for each of Aggression Replacement Training's three interventions.

59 minutes - includes program book
 Skillstreaming in the Elementary School: Student Workbooks and Leader's Guide

Available January 20, 2020—Pre-order online or contact Research Press at 800-519-2707 to reserve your workbooks!

As a supplement to the Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child program book, the Student Workbook jumpstarts student learning, structures the Skillstreaming teaching process for both new and experienced group leaders, and is an excellent tool for promoting parent involvement.

Group Leader's Guide and 10 Student Workbooks