Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child

Student Manual
Student Manual
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780878223732
Item Number: 4952


This clear and concise manual is written for the elementary school student and fully explains the Skillstreaming four-part training approach, which helps to reduce anxiety about learning new social skills in a group setting.

Designed to be a fun and engaging experience, this manual includes definitions of skills, homework assignments and answers questions that come with trying to practice newly acquired social skills in real life settings. Skill steps are organized by groups and are also alphabetically listed for quick reference. This guide is helpful to parents and guardians who can better support the student when practicing the skills and completing the necessary homework assignments.

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. Parts to Learning Skillstreaming—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 60 Skills and Provides a Brief Rationale for Skill Learning
    • Group 1 Friendship-Making Skills
    • Group 2 Skills for Dealing with Feelings
    • Group 3 Skill Alternatives to Aggression
    • Group 4 Skills for Dealing with Stress
  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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