In an effort to meet the needs of children who have demonstrated acquisition of foundation skills which in the past contributed to developmental delays in functioning, a social skill group model is offered. Social skill development is seen as essential for improving self-esteem, evolving emotional reasoning and understanding the relationship of ourself to others. Most researchers recognize that social skills deficits do not remit but become more devastating with age as the social environment becomes more complex; that children in inclusive settings are often more rejected and isolated, yet are not given the skills to succeed; and that social skills deficits contribute to academic and occupational underachievement and later mood and anxiety problems. Given these outcomes, high quality social skills interventions are crucial.
Specific areas of focus in the social skills groups are on the development of conversational skills, cooperative play skills, developing and maintaining friendships, identification of feelings and understanding body cues, showing an understanding of others' feelings and managing problems and conflict. Social skills are viewed as critical to successful adult outcome, from having rewarding personal relationships to academic and vocational accomplishment to overall mental health and quality of life.
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