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Social Skills Questionnaire

Melanie Still Elementary Therapeutic Emotional Support Teacher

I am currently taking a research class and conducting a study on the need for social skills to be taught. I currently teach students with emotional disturbance and find on a daily basis that I need to address social skills at every turn. If you could take a minute to answer the questions, it would greatly be appreciated.

Thank you.

Social Skills Questionnaire: Please answer yes or no.
1. Would you say that your students lack social skills/manners?
2. Are your students able to appropriately interrupt a conversation?
3. Are your students able to ask for things that they need or want in an appropriate manner?
4. Are your students able to make and keep friends?
5. Are your students able to tend to and follow instructions?
6. Please label in order of importance the social skills that your students need to work on:
____Raising hand before speaking
____Seeking attention properly
____Joining activities
____Apologizing
____Waiting turn
____Dealing with losing
____Dealing with Peer Pressure
____Following Directions

7. Is there anything regarding social skills that you would like to see your district address?

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Social Skills Questionnaire: Please answer yes or no.
1. Would you say that your students lack social skills/manners? yes
2. Are your students able to appropriately interrupt a conversation? no
3. Are your students able to ask for things that they need or want in an appropriate manner? no
4. Are your students able to make and keep friends? no
5. Are your students able to tend to and follow instructions? no
6. Please label in order of importance the social skills that your students need to work on:
__5__Raising hand before speaking
__1__Seeking attention properly
__2__Joining activities
__6__Apologizing
__7__Waiting turn
__3__Dealing with losing
__8__Dealing with Peer Pressure
__4__Following Directions

7. Is there anything regarding social skills that you would like to see your district address? It would be nice to have access to a curriculum that was appropriate for K-2 SPED.

Elementary Therapeutic Emotional Support Teacher

Thank you for your input!

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Thank you for your input!

Social Skills Questionnaire:

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Social Skills Questionnaire: Please answer yes or no.
1. Would you say that your students lack social skills/manners? No, they lack life skills
2. Are your students able to appropriately interrupt a conversation? No, they do what they see
3. Are your students able to ask for things that they need or want in an appropriate manner? Yes
4. Are your students able to make and keep friends? Yes, at least 1
5. Are your students able to tend to and follow instructions? Yes, when given at their level of understanding
6. Please label in order of importance the social skills that your students need to work on:
__8__Raising hand before speaking
__7__Seeking attention properly
__1__Joining activities
__2__Apologizing
__5__Waiting turn
__6__Dealing with losing
__3__Dealing with Peer Pressure
__4__Following Directions

7. Is there anything regarding social skills that you would like to see your district address?
Professional development of all teachers of how students learn, understanding the developmental levels of children, and understanding of the assessment protocols given to SPED students.

Elementary Therapeutic Emotional Support Teacher

Thanks Jose!

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Thanks Jose!

Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

Quote:I am currently taking a

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I am currently taking a research class and conducting a study on the need for social skills to be taught. I currently teach students with emotional disturbance and find on a daily basis that I need to address social skills at every turn. If you could take a minute to answer the questions, it would greatly be appreciated.

Thank you.

Social Skills Questionnaire: Please answer yes or no.

1. Would you say that your students lack social skills/manners? Most of them

2. Are your students able to appropriately interrupt a conversation? No

3. Are your students able to ask for things that they need or want in an appropriate manner?

4. Are your students able to make and keep friends? Yes

5. Are your students able to tend to and follow instructions? Only if they steps are given individualy

6. Please label in order of importance the social skills that your students need to work on:

__8__Raising hand before speaking

___1_Seeking attention properly

___2_Joining activities

__3__Apologizing

___7_Waiting turn

__4__Dealing with losing

___5_Dealing with Peer Pressure

___6_Following Directions

7. Is there anything regarding social skills that you would like to see your district address?

I'd like to see a more effective anti-bullying effort.

Elementary SpEd teacher from South Dakota

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Elementary SpEd teacher from South Dakota

4/5 Sped Inclusion teacher

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1-5 Most students can use manners but often don't because their GE peers don't. It depends on where they are and who they're with. One-on-one, they do well with using manners. Following instructions is hard if they given multiple steps at a time.
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My students often have trouble determining when to follow the crowd (positive or negative consequences) or which crowd to follow. Something like that can be addressed through social stories, but it has to be every day, over and over.

school social worker

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Social Skills Questionnaire: Please answer yes or no.
1. Would you say that your students lack social skills/manners? Yes, some - it varies per child
2. Are your students able to appropriately interrupt a conversation? Some, not all
3. Are your students able to ask for things that they need or want in an appropriate manner? Some, not all
4. Are your students able to make and keep friends? Some, not all
5. Are your students able to tend to and follow instructions? Some, not all very well
6. Please label in order of importance the social skills that your students need to work on:
__6__Raising hand before speaking
__5__Seeking attention properly
__2__Joining activities
__7__Apologizing
__3__Waiting turn
__4__Dealing with losing
__8__Dealing with Peer Pressure
_1___Following Directions
This (above) is dependent upon the functioning level of the student, which of course can vary greatly! For some, few of these would be on the list.
7. Is there anything regarding social skills that you would like to see your district address? I'm the school social worker - I'm the one addressing the skills with my students.

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