Skillstreaming the Adolescent

Student Manual
Student Manual
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780878223701
Item Number: 4956


A clear, concise guide written for the student. This essential reference and organizer for the Skillstreaming the Adolescent program helps the student and parent or guardian better understand the goals of the Skillstreaming program.

By providing an overview for the entire Skillstreaming experience the student can understand what’s involved in this training. The manual includes an explanation of the four-part training approach. Skill steps are listed by group category for ease of understanding by both student and parent or guardian. This manual reinforces the need to practice the skills learned in real life encounters with a variety of people. Recommendations on how to complete homework that explains why the assignments are helpful. Skills are listed alphabetically for easy reference.

NOTE: It is essential for successful implementation of this curriculum to first have the program book (Skillstreaming the Adolescent: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills) before attempting to utilize other Skillstreaming products.

Shown below is episode two of Prosocially Yours, a podcast produced by Research Press. In this episode, host Elizabeth Hess interviews educator and author, Dr. Ellen McGinnis, about the widely acclaimed Skillstreaming program.

  1. Introduction to Skillstreaming—Includes a Student Skill Checklist to Help Identify Skill Strengths and Weaknesses
  2. Skillstreaming Methods—Briefly Describes Modeling, Role Playing, Feedback, and Transfer (Homework)
  3. Skillstreaming in Action—Provides a Step-By-Step Example of the Skill-learning Process
  4. Skill Homework—Includes Detailed Instructions and a Sample Homework Report
  5. Skillstreaming Skills—Lists the 50 Skills and Provides a Brief Rationale for Skill Learning
    • Group I Beginning Social Skills
    • Group II Advanced Social Skills
    • Group III Skills for Dealing with Feelings
    • Group IV Skill Alternatives to Aggression
    • Group V Skills for Dealing with Stress
    • Group VI Planning Skills
  6. Making It All Work—Covers Nonverbal Communication, What to Do When a Skill Does Not Bring About a Desired Outcome, Skill Shifting, Skill Combinations, and More
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