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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.
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.
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.
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.
4. What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques
In this lesson, we will define social skills and their development during childhood years. We will also go over why social skills are so important for children, and what strategies are used to teach them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11. How to Teach Conflict Resolution to Kids
This lesson will review the most effective ways to teach conflict resolution skills to children that can be utilized by educators, parents, and caregivers. The benefits of teaching conflict resolution strategies to children will also be discussed.
12. Teaching Life Skills to Children
This engaging lesson addresses a very important part of growing up, learning life skills. This lesson will review what life skills are and give examples on teaching some of the important ones within the classroom.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Special Education (043): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Development Overview
- Students with Individual Disabilities, Disorders & Impairments
- Historical, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Special Education
- Special Education Services & IEPs
- Behavioral Assessment, Intervention & Support
- Student Assessment in SPED
- Curriculum Planning & Accessibility in SPED
- Instructional Practices for Student Success in SPED
- Technology in the Special Needs Classroom
- Transition Planning & Life Skills for SPED Students
- Managing the Learning Environment in Special Education
- Communication & Collaborative Approaches in Special Education
- Effective Teaching & Professional Growth in Special Education
- Ohio Assessments for Educators Special Education Flashcards