Social Relationships and Peer Support, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 1557668213

ISBN-13: 9781557668219

Edition: 2nd 2006

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Description: Positive, mutually supportive relationships among students with and without disabilities are a critical part of inclusive schooling?they improve students? social skills and help boost academic achievement. This latest new edition in the Teachers' Guides to Inclusive Practices series helps educators foster meaningful friendships and helping relationships among their students. This second edition is enhanced throughout with the most recent legislative changes, thoroughly updated references, new peer support guidelines for middle and high school, and ready-to-use strategies on everything from teaching social skills to making peer instruction work. Complete with blank forms on implementing cooperative learning and assessing students? behavior and relationships, this highly readable guide gives educators proven and practical ideas for improving social connections among students with and without disabilities.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 7/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Rachel Janney, Ph.D., is Co-Director of the Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) in the Special Education Department at Radford University, Radford, VA.

Martha E. Snell, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

About the Authors
Building Social Relationships
Inclusive Education
What are Social Relationships?
Educational Importance of Social Skills and Peer Relationships
Understanding Differences in Social Relationships
Establishing the Conditions for Social Participation and Relationships
Steps for Building Social Relationships
Guidelines and Strategies to Enhance Relationships
Organization of this Book
Preparing the School Environment
Strategies for Preparing Staff
Strategies for Preparing Peers
Building Support Through Peer Groups
Age and Peer Support Strategy
Approaches for Building Peer Support
Adult Facilitation
Natural Relationships and Supports
Friendship Groups
Supportive Relationship Programs
Goal-Setting and Problem-Solving Approaches
Implementing Peer Support Groups
Teaching Social Skills
Concepts of Social Skills and Social Competence
Social Interaction Difficulties
Designing Social Skills Instruction
Team Process for Designing Social Skills Instruction
Identify Social Skill Difficulties and the Type of Learning Problem
Set Social Skill Goals for the Student
Select Teaching Options that Match the Student's Specific Social Skill Difficulty
Develop a Teaching Plan
Implement, Evaluate, and Improve the Plan as Needed
Models of Peer Support in Instruction
Cooperative Learning
Determine Group Lesson Goals
Determine Individual Objectives
Assign Students to Groups and Arrange Seating
Assign Roles
Determine Materials Needed
Target Cooperative Skills
Plan How to Monitor Group Functioning
Evaluate and Give Feedback
Peer Tutoring
Peer Networking
Getting Started and Keeping It Going
Factors Influencing Social Relationships
Class Composition
Sustaining Relationships After School
Blank Forms
Rating Scale to Assess a Student's Relationships
ABC Recording Form
Cooperative Learning Lesson Plan
Cooperative Learning Group Agenda
Individual Adaptations Plan for Cooperative Learning Activities
Social Relationship Worksheet
Issue/Action Planning Form
Resources on Social Relationships and Peer Support
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