Skillstreaming in Early Childhood: Teaching Prosocial Skills to the Preschool and Kindergarten Child (Program Forms Booklet)

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9780878223213: Skillstreaming in Early Childhood: Teaching Prosocial Skills to the Preschool and Kindergarten Child (Program Forms Booklet)

Shows how to teach prosocial skills to preschool and kindergarten children. The Skillstreaming approach utilizes modeling, role playing, performance feedback, and transfer training (homework). The book covers 40 prosocial skills, such as trying when it's hard, knowing when to tell, dealing with teasing, and waiting your turn. The skills are divided into six areas: Beginning Social Skills, School-Related Skills, Friendship-Making Skills, Dealing with Feelings, Alternatives to Aggression, and Dealing with Stress. The authors include strategies for managing problem behaviors and for building positive relationships with parents.

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Ellen McGinnis, Ph.D., has experience as an educator in public schools at both elementary and secondary levels. She has been an educational consultant to public and hospital schools and was Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dr. McGinnis also served with the Des Moines Public Schools as the director of special education and principal at Orchard Place, a residential and day treatment center for children and adolescents with emotional and behavior disorders. She is currently Executive Director of Student Support Services for the Adams 12 school district in Thornton, Colorado. Dr. McGinnis has written a number of books and numerous articles on identifying and treating youth with emotional and behavior disorders.

Arnold P. Goldstein, Ph.D. (1933-2002), was Professor of Psychology and Education at Syracuse University as well as Founder and Director of the Syracuse University Center for Research on Aggression. He authored over 60 books and more than 100 articles on aggression, prosocial skills training, and juvenile delinquency. He also served as Director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile Gangs. Dr. Goldstein received many prestigious awards including the Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association's Commitee on Children, Youth, and Families; and the Senior Scientist Award from APA's School Psychology Division.

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This program is designed for in-school use by teachers, counselors, and others who share a need for teaching prosocial skills to prevent and reduce violence, to ease the transition of a child into a school structure that goes beyond the normal home/neighborhood experiences, and to respond to the knowledge that a child's social competence relates directly to his later adjustments to life. Since it is both remediary and developmental, it can be used to target specific skill development or enhancement. --Social Work with Groups

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