Brooklyn - July 2015 Morning Class: How To Teach Social Skills to Children and Teenagers Using an Eclectic Behavioral Approach
This fast paced strategy-filled workshop introduces the Red and Green Social Skills System as well as its practical applications to working with children with behavioral and social challenges. Researched learning theories that apply to teaching social skills will be discussed, and proven teaching methods modeled and role-played. Videotapes of sample sessions will be shown to provide more hands-on training. Integrating these methods in the home and school will be focused on as well.
Who should attend this workshop?
Principals, Teachers, Therapists, and Professionals
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the basic learning theories in children with behavioral and social issues and their relationship to the rationale for the Red and Green Social Skills System
- Identify the 6 steps that effectively teach any targeted goal or behavior
- Describe how to use a token line, menu pie, schedule albums, videotaping, progress graphs, clock chart, social behavior stories, social cartoons, and a variety of other visual aids
- Use a variety of new and creative rewards as well as alternative corrections when the standard methods fail
- Describe when and how to do the Behavior Recognition Task, Immediate Repractice, Positive Practice, and Advance Notice
- Teach conversation skills and play skills by breaking down the components of communication and teaching each segment individually
- List a repertoire of strategies to teach conversation skills
- Create and implement a curriculum on teaching emotions using feel-o-meters, emotion scrapbooks, and emotion thermometers