Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child
A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills
Third Edition
Program Book
Elementary
8.5x11
Pages: 
408
ISBN: 
978-0-87822-655-9
Additional Media Included: 
Data CD
Item Number:
6586
Price:$46.95
Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills

The widely acclaimed approach developed by Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein and colleagues, now in 8½×11 format with reproducible skill outlines, skill homework reports, and program forms. Now includes forms CD.

Overview

“There are a multitude of social skills programs on the market. . . . This program cuts out the gimmicks, and hammers home what is really needed: Identify the skill that is missing in the student, model it for the student, role-play it with the student, and provide opportunities for them to generalize it to real life situations.”

Nan Gordon, Communiqué

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child employs a four-part training approach—modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization—to teach essential prosocial skills to elementary school students. This book provides a complete description of the Skillstreaming program, with instructions for teaching 60 prosocial skills.

Part 1: Skillstreaming Program Content and Implementation

Chapters on effective Skillstreaming arrangements, Skillstreaming teaching procedures, refining skill use, teaching for skill generalization, managing behavior problems, Skillstreaming in the school context, and more.

Part 2: Skill Outlines and Homework Reports

Skill outlines are handy one-page summaries for each skill, including skill steps, guidelines for skill instruction, and suggested situations for modeling displays. Homework reports list skill steps and guide students in practicing the skills and evaluating skill use outside the Skillstreaming group.

Skill Areas

  • Classroom Survival Skills
  • Friendship-Making Skills
  • Skills for Dealing with Feelings
  • Skill Alternatives to Aggression
  • Skills for Dealing with Stress

Appendixes provide all program forms needed to ensure a successful Skillstreaming intervention, plus leader and observer checklists to ensure program integrity.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction

Why Teach Social Skills?
What Is Skillstreaming?
Skills for Elementary School Children
Understanding Violence and Aggression
Included in This Book

PART 1
Skillstreaming Program Content and Implementation

Chapter 1—Effective Skillstreaming Arrangements

Group Leader Selection and Preparation
Student Selection, Grouping, and Preparation
Support Staff and Program Coordinator Roles
Specific Instructional Concerns
Instructional Variations

Chapter 2—Skillstreaming Teaching Procedures

Core Teaching Procedures
Steps in the Skillstreaming Session
Implementation Integrity

Chapter 3—Sample Skillstreaming Session

Introduction to Skillstreaming
Skill Instruction

Chapter 4—Refining Skill Use

Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies
Factors in Successful Skill Use
Skill Shifting, Combinations, Adaptation, and Development

Chapter 5—Teaching for Skill Generalization

Transfer-Enhancing Procedures
Maintenance-Enhancing Procedures

Chapter 6—Managing Behavior Problems

Universal Strategies
Targeted Interventions
Individual Interventions

Chapter 7—Building Positive Relationships with Parents

Parenting and Children’s Aggression
Parent Involvement in Skillstreaming
Levels of Parent Involvement

Chapter 8—Skillstreaming in the School Context

Violence Prevention
Schoolwide Applications of Skillstreaming
Integration in the Curriculum
Inclusion
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
New Intervention Combinations

PART 2
Skill Outlines and Homework Reports

Homework Reports follow each skill.

Group I—Classroom Survival Skills

1. Listening
2. Asking for Help
3. Saying Thank You
4. Bringing Materials to Class
5. Following Instructions
6. Completing Assignments
7. Contributing to Discussions
8. Offering Help to an Adult
9. Asking a Question
10. Ignoring Distractions
11. Making Corrections
12. Deciding on Something to Do
13. Setting a Goal

Group II—Friendship-Making Skills

14. Introducing Yourself
15. Beginning a Conversation
16. Ending a Conversation
17. Joining In
18. Playing a Game
19. Asking a Favor
20. Offering Help to a Classmate
21. Giving a Compliment
22. Accepting a Compliment
23. Suggesting an Activity
24. Sharing
25. Apologizing

Group III—Skills for Dealing with Feelings

26. Knowing Your Feelings
27. Expressing Your Feelings
28. Recognizing Another’s Feelings
29. Showing Understanding of Another’s Feelings
30. Expressing Concern for Another
31. Dealing with Your Anger
32. Dealing with Another’s Anger
33. Expressing Affection
34. Dealing with Fear
35. Rewarding Yourself

Group IV—Skill Alternatives to Aggression

36. Using Self-Control
37. Asking Permission
38. Responding to Teasing
39. Avoiding Trouble
40. Staying Out of Fights
41. Problem Solving
42. Accepting Consequences
43. Dealing with an Accusation
44. Negotiating

Group V—Skills for Dealing with Stress

45. Dealing with Boredom
46. Deciding What Caused a Problem
47. Making a Complaint
48. Answering a Complaint
49. Dealing with Losing
50. Being a Good Sport
51. Dealing with Being Left Out
52. Dealing with Embarrassment
53. Reacting to Failure
54. Accepting No
55. Saying No
56. Relaxing
57. Dealing with Group Pressure
58. Dealing with Wanting Something That Isn’t Yours
59. Making a Decision
60. Being Honest

Appendix A—Program Forms

Appendix B—Program Integrity Checklists

Appendix C—Behavior Management Techniques

References
About the Author

Component/Ancillary Items: 

Skillstreaming DVD-Educator Training

How to Teach Students Prosocial Skills
DVD (includes the Elementary & Adolescent program books)
Price:$125.00
Skillstreaming DVD-Educator Training: How to Teach Students Prosocial Skills

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child

Student Manual
Price:$12.95

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child

Skill Cards (Set of 480 cards)
Price:$29.95

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child

A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills
Book, Student Manual, and Skill Cards
Price:$79.95
Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills

Skillstreaming in the Elementary School

Lesson Plans and Activities
Price:$64.95

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child

Skill Posters (Set of 60 posters)
Price:$74.95

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child

People Skills: Doing 'em Right!
17 minutes
Price:$95.00
Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: People Skills: Doing 'em Right!