Social Skills for School-Age Children



This lesson provides information about social skills and how they are gained. Problems with social skill development and how to recognize that a child has them are discussed, along with methods for teaching social skills to children. Difficulties experienced by children with learning and developmental problems are also addressed.


IDENTIFY the components of social skills.

RECALL common social behaviors as children enter elementary school.

RECALL the effects of social skills and relationships on children’s success.

IDENTIFY skills and attributes that aid in relationship building.

IDENTIFY qualities that indicate a social skill deficit.

IDENTIFY ways to teach social skills.

RECALL the effects of learning disabilities and developmental disorders on social development.

IDENTIFY ways to help children overcome social difficulties.