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Title: Social Skills Training
Description: Social skills training is a collection of practices that use a behavioral approach for teaching preschool children age-appropriate social skills and competencies, including communication, problem solving, decision making, self-management, and peer relations. The WWC reviewed 47 studies that investigated the effects of social skills training on children with disabilities in early education settings. Three of those studies are randomized controlled trials that meet WWC evidence standards without reservations and included 135 children with disabilities in early education settings in the United States. Based on these studies, the WWC found that social skills training has no discernible effects on cognition and positive effects on social-emotional development and behavior for children with disabilities in early education settings.
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Cover Date: February 2013
Web Release: February 5, 2013
Publication #: WWC IRCYD578
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.