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Social Skills Instruction

James Leffert, Gary N. Siperstein, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Alert Issue 9, Fall 2003

Social skills instruction refers to the systematic application of instructional procedures to teach social skills. Educators sometimes use other terms, such as “violence prevention” and “character education”, to refer to instructional programs that include the teaching of social skills. At present, there is wide variability in the implementation of social skills instruction, making it hard to describe a typical instructional program. Review of research on social skills instruction has found limited success.

Social Skills Instruction - Alert Issue 9

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