Ch 8: Differentiating Instruction for Social Skills & Self-Management

About This Chapter

While it is important to differentiate instruction in academic subjects for students with learning or other disabilities, it is often equally important to understand the need for differentiating instruction in non-academic areas. The lessons in this chapter can help teachers facilitate important social, self-regulatory and organizational skills in students with special needs.

Differentiating Instruction for Social Skills & Self-Management - Chapter Summary

Teachers not only relate information about math, science, English and other subjects, but are often responsible for helping children develop skills they will need as they move through and beyond their academic years. However, not all strategies work equally with all students, and teaching these skills to special needs students might require modified approaches. By using this chapter, you can learn about:

  • Teaching techniques for helping students build strong social cues and skills
  • Helping special needs students display appropriate emotional and behavioral responses
  • Improving the organizational skills of students with special needs
  • Showing special needs students how to develop effective study skills

Video and text lessons are easy to follow and use examples to ensure full understanding of the material being discussed. Take self-assessment quizzes to measure how much you have retained from each lesson, and contact instructors with any questions you might have regarding any lesson topic.

How It Helps

  • Discusses various teaching strategies: Highlights various approaches that allow you to find one that works best for you and your students.
  • Uses detailed examples: Helps you relate to the material by using examples you could easily apply in your classroom and that makes the material more accessible.
  • Increases chances of student success: Describes effective methods that give students the opportunity to strengthen these important skills for academic success.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use self-regulation methods to help manage students' behavior
  • Adopt visual and creative strategies for helping students build organizational skills
  • Define social skills and understand methods you can employ in teaching these kinds of skills
  • Recognize signs of deficiencies in social skills and teach common social cues

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Differentiating Instruction for Social Skills & Self-Management
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What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques

1. 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.

Teaching Social Cues

2. Teaching Social Cues

Have you ever worked with a child who has a hard time making friends? Does something seem off when they're engaging in a conversation? If so, they may need specific instruction in social cues!

Teaching Self-Regulation to Students with Learning Disabilities

3. Teaching Self-Regulation to Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities sometimes struggle behaviorally as well as academically. A supportive teacher must help these students learn to regulate their impulses and focus on academic growth in spite of challenges. This lesson will give you some ideas for teaching self-regulation to students with learning disabilities.

Teaching Organizational Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities

4. Teaching Organizational Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities sometimes struggle with visual and temporal awareness in ways that lead to poor organization. Part of helping these students succeed as learners and people is teaching them strategies for organizing their work and schedules. This lesson will provide strategies for teaching organizational skills to students with learning disabilities.

Study Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

5. Study Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

Study skills are instrumental in the success of students with learning disabilities. The more we can help them develop skills in note taking, organization, test taking, and memory, the more they will thrive. In this lesson, we will explore study skills strategies that you can teach your students with learning disabilities.

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