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Teaching Social Skills to Students with Visual Impairments: From Theory to Practice


Addresses the systematic development of skills in listening for and interpreting auditory information as they relate to literacy, independent travel, and sensory and cognitive development.

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Catalog Number: F-B0050-00

Publishers: APH Press

Authors: Karen E. Wolffe, Sharon Zell Sacks

ISBN: 978-0-89128-882-4

Format: Print

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How do children become social beings? When a child is unable to observe visually and imitate how other people react, this complex developmental process can become fragmented, and incomplete. As a result, providing specific information, direct instruction, and opportunities for social interaction to children who are blind or visually impaired is critical to their growth and education.

Edited by two groundbreaking educators and researchers, with contributions from other educators and researchers in this area, Teaching Social Skills to Students with Visual Impairments: From Theory to Practice explores what theory can tell us about how children who are visually impaired become socially skilled individuals. It then, presents a compendium of techniques and strategies for helping youngsters, from preschoolers through young adults, including those with additional disabilities, develop and refine social skills.

  • Acknowledgments



    PART I Personal Viewpoints

    1 The Development of Social Skills: A Personal Perspective

    2 A Family Perspective on Social Skills Development

    PART II Theories of Social Development

    3 Theoretical Perspectives on the Early Years of Social Development

    4 Theoretical Perspectives on the Development of Social Skills in Adolescence

    PART III The Elements of Social Success

    5 Promoting and Nurturing Self-Esteem

    6 Developing Friendships and Positive Social Relationships

    7 The Importance of Peers and Role Models

    8 Social Skills in School and Community

    9 Social Skills Assessment

    PART IV Intervention and Practice

    10 Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Visual Impairments

    11 Teaching Social Skills to Elementary and Middle School Students with Visual Impairments

    12 Teaching Social Skills to Adolescents and Young Adults with Visual Impairments

    13 Teaching Social Skills to Students with Multiple Disabilities


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  • Federal Quota Funds: Available

    Publishers: APH Press

    Authors/Editors: Karen E. Wolffe, Sharon Zell Sacks

    Media: Book

    Format: Print

    Language: English

    Publication Date: 2012

    This Item Made to Order: APH does not necessarily carry this item in inventory for immediate delivery — when you order it, we will produce it for you as a special order; therefore, allow several weeks for delivery

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