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Ch 11: Communication & Social Skills in the SPED Classroom

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Refresh your understanding of social skills and communication in the special education classroom with help from this engaging chapter. Our short lessons and multiple-choice quizzes clearly outline these education topics, making it easy for you to study for an exam or catch up in class.

Communication & Social Skills in the SPED Classroom - Chapter Summary

Our helpful lessons outline communication and social skills in the special education classroom for your review. When you work through this chapter, you'll study how to help special education students understand verbal and nonverbal communication, see instructional strategies for English language learners with special education needs and review the difference between alternative and augmentative communication. This chapter is designed to help you:

  • Understand the development of social skills in children
  • Explore self-awareness activities for SPED students
  • Understand methods to teach self-management skills to your students
  • See ways to encourage student self-esteem in the SPED classroom
  • Explain options to teach student self-advocacy
  • Understand how to teach students with disabilities about self-determination
  • Recognize and address the emotional needs of students with learning disabilities
  • Ensure special education students know appropriate conflict resolution techniques

In this chapter, you'll find mobile-friendly and professionally designed lessons you can access at your convenience. Each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz so you can ensure full comprehension. You can keep track of your progress and submit any questions you have to one of our instructors through the Dashboard.

12 Lessons in Chapter 11: Communication & Social Skills in the SPED Classroom
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Teaching Verbal & Nonverbal Communication Skills in SPED

1. Teaching Verbal & Nonverbal Communication Skills in SPED

As a special education teacher, one of your most serious obligations is helping students develop communication skills. This lesson discusses evidence-based strategies for teaching verbal and nonverbal communication.

Instructional Strategies for ELL Students with Special Education Needs

2. Instructional Strategies for ELL Students with Special Education Needs

English Language Learners (ELLs) with special education needs cannot progress like average ELLs in developing English fluency. This lesson gives you some strategies with examples to assist ELLs with special needs.

What is Augmentative & Alternative Communication?

3. What is Augmentative & Alternative Communication?

The ability to communicate with others is one of our most basic needs. Let's look at some examples of augmentative and alternative communication and how they support individuals who have trouble communicating verbally.

What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques

4. What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques

Social skills in children are important for developing ways to interact effectively with others. Learn the definition of social skills, discover why they are important for social development, and review some social skills teaching techniques, including providing opportunities for social interactions, using words rather than actions, discussing negative social experiences, and praising social skills, among others.

Self-Awareness Activities for Students

5. Self-Awareness Activities for Students

Improving students' self-awareness is an important job for any teacher. This lesson will provide several classroom activities for helping students develop and maintain self-awareness.

Teaching Self-Management Skills to SPED Students

6. Teaching Self-Management Skills to SPED Students

Students with disabilities may not naturally grow to be independent, like many of their typical peers. Let's look at some ways teachers can help their students learn to manage their own behavior.

Developing Student Self-Esteem in Special Education

7. Developing Student Self-Esteem in Special Education

If you teach special education, this lesson will be very beneficial. We will go over why you should help develop self-esteem in your students, and ways you can go about doing it. Read on to learn more.

Teaching Self-Advocacy to Students: Definition & Skills

8. Teaching Self-Advocacy to Students: Definition & Skills

Teaching students to advocate for themselves and their needs as learners is one of the most beneficial things you can do for them. This lesson helps you understand what self-advocacy is and how you can teach it to students.

Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities

9. Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities

We all want to be self-determined individuals and control our futures. Students with disabilities are no different. This lesson examines how teachers can promote self-determination for students with disabilities.

Addressing Emotional Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities

10. Addressing Emotional Needs of Students with Learning Disabilities

When a student is diagnosed with a learning disability, teachers and parents often focus on the academic challenges that arise. This lesson will discuss how these students may be emotionally affected and how teachers can help.

How to Teach Conflict Resolution to Kids

11. How to Teach Conflict Resolution to Kids

It's important to teach children effective conflict resolution techniques since not having the necessary skills to resolve conflicts can lead to aggression. Learn how to teach conflict resolution to kids at school and home.

Teaching Life Skills to Children

12. Teaching Life Skills to Children

Educators in educational institutions and parents at home are responsible for teaching the next generation of children life skills for success and future in society. Learn more about the strategies and techniques for teaching life skills to children.

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