Social Skills Background Information

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Social Skills Background Information by Mind Map: Social Skills Background Information

1. Students’ behavior problems in the classroom decreased by 13 percent.

1.1. Problem Solving

2. Difficulties that students with poor social skills face?

2.1. Maintaining Friendships

2.2. Poor impulse control

2.3. Applying and generalizing

2.4. Expressing needs and wants

2.5. Seeing beyond present situation

2.6. Maintaining Friendships

2.7. Moving past a difficulty

3. How do we decide on which students should be involved in specific social skills groups?

3.1. Teacher referral based on observations and class performance

3.2. Use of data from office discipline referrals

4. Characteristics/Physical or Mental Problems

4.1. Low self esteem

4.1.1. Skills that Some Social Skills Programs Teach Conflict resolution Survival skills Students showed the most improvement in self control, perseverance, and using a support network. Communication Skills Emotions Frustrations appropriately Wants and Needs Problem Solving Compliance Making appropriate choices How to overcome challenges Decision making Setting and following through on goals Using appropriate language - how it affects others How to deal with worries and anxieties How to form a support network Self-Regulation Dealing with frustration Empathy Moral Courage Perspective Taking Standing up for yourself and others in an appropriate way

4.2. At risk for self injury

4.3. At risk for school failure, drop-out, trouble with the law

4.4. Depression

4.5. Tend to use model instead of own personal reasoning or judgment

4.6. Anxiety

4.7. similar problems can be found in family's history

5. What are ways that we teach social skills?

5.1. Direct Planned Activities

5.2. Structured Social Skills Groups

5.3. Service Learning Opportunities

6. • Students emotionally showed more internal control and less social stress and anxiety.

7. Negative environmental influences

8. The average student GPA increased by 11 percent.

9. Student results when participating in a social skills program (specifically Why Try Program)

9.1. Students reduced failing grades by 47%

9.2. Students receiving WhyTry had significantly less disciplinary referrals, reduced fighting/aggressive behavior and harassment/bullying behavior.

9.2.1. Embedded in curriculum

9.3. • The average number of Behavior Incident Reports decreased by 20 percent, indicating less behavior problems.

9.4. • Students had a greater ability to initiate and sustain action toward goals and an increased capacity to find a means to carry out goals.

9.5. Increased positive school climate

9.6. Decreased drop out rate