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Promoting Social Competence in Special Education - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive chapter explores the ways in which special education teachers promote social competence in the classroom. After examining the fundamentals of social skill development in children, you'll see how special education teachers adapt their instruction to build social skills, self-esteem, self-advocacy and self-reflection in their students. Upon completion of the chapter, you'll be equipped to:
- Explain the development of social skills in children
- Integrate social skill development in an academic curriculum
- Understand how teachers develop social skills in preschoolers who have special needs
- Help children with learning disabilities build self-esteem
- Assess the importance of self-reflection and self-advocacy for students with learning disabilities
- Recognize effective relationship management techniques for special education students
When you're finished with a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to check your understanding of the material. You can revisit the lessons and quizzes as many times as you need to, and our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. For your convenience, we've made the chapter accessible on any device that has an Internet connection.
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.
2. Integrating Social Skills Development with Academic Curricula
In this lesson, we will discuss strategies for designing instructional programs to enhance students' social skills across environments and strategies for integrating social skills with academic curricula.
3. Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers with Special Needs
Many preschool students with special needs require help learning to socialize properly with others. This lesson gives you some ideas for teaching social skills to preschool children with special needs.
4. Building Self-Esteem in Children with Learning Disabilities
Teaching special education is an important, yet challenging, job. Special education students require your support and encouragement, so this lesson will focus on how you can build their self-esteem in the classroom. Read on, to learn more.
5. Self-Advocacy & Self-Reflection for Students with Learning Disabilities
Helping students with learning disabilities become self-advocates and build on self-reflection skills is a critical step in their education. Teachers play an important role in these steps that will help students become independent learners.
6. Relationship Management for Students with Learning Disabilities
Many students with learning disabilities have strong and meaningful relationships with others, but they sometimes need help managing these relationships. This lesson shows how you as a teacher can be most helpful to these students.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Learning Disabilities (063): Practice & Study Guide course
- Learning Disabilities & Other Types of Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities Across the Lifespan
- Factors Affecting Development & Learning
- Language Disorders
- Perceptual, Memory & Reasoning Disorders
- Behavioral, Social & Emotional Disorders
- Assessment Instruments & Methods in Special Education
- Assessment Procedures in Special Education
- Assessment Interpretation & Communication in Special Education
- IEPs, IFSPs & Transition Plans
- Setting & Monitoring Student Goals
- Learning Environments in Special Education
- Fundamentals of Classroom Management
- Individualizing Instruction for Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Language Development
- Promoting Emergent Literacy
- Promoting Reading Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Written Expression for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Math Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Promoting Functional Living Skills in Special Education
- Developing & Implementing Behavioral Interventions
- Roles & Responsibilities of the Special Education Professional
- Communication & Collaboration in Special Education
- Historical, Social & Legal Issues in Special Education
- Professional Development in Special Education
- MTTC Learning Disabilities Flashcards