Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between a social story intervention and non-academic social behavior in young students in a special day class. In this study, three participants with a variety of disabilities were selected from a special day class. When individual undesired behaviors are taken into account along with functional equivalents, identified through a functional behavior assessment, it is hypothesized that undesired behaviors will decrease with a corresponding increase in appropriate behavior. Non-academic skills were identified with the attempt of increasing these proficiencies and decreasing challenging behavior through social story interventions. Participants for this study were recruited from the researcher's classroom in Palm Springs Unified School District.
Kirkbride, Katherine Sue, "Enhancing non-academic classroom skills for young students with disabilities through social stories" (2008). Theses Digitization Project. 3564.