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Making an argument for social skills support in school

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Developmental disabilities & delays, Inclusion, Learning disabilities & delays, Mental health, Peer support, School climate, Social-emotional development

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Rachel Janney Ph.D., Martha E. Snell

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Social ability may not be measured in high-stakes testing, but it does have a significant impact on student behavior and learning. Schools that implement instructional approaches designed to enhance social interaction–such as peer tutoring and cooperative learning–have discovered unexpected benefits in both the classroom environment and student achievement. Consider the importance of social development, particularly on students with disabilities, to make an argument for social skills support at your school.

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