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OHOA Module: Social Skills and Peer Relationships

OHOA Module: Social Skills and Peer Relationships

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the important role that social skills play in school and post-school success.
  • Understand how deaf-blindness and decreased opportunities for incidental learning can impact the development of social skills.
  • Describe how to support natural social interactions based on shared activities and interests within the framework of family culture and local norms.
  • Describe how an intervener can facilitate friendships and interactions between a student and others in the school and community.
  • Understand how the Circle of Friends process can be used to identify challenges and strategies to support social connections.

Development Team

  • Maurice Belote (Lead)
  • Shelley Lill
  • Jennifer Duck Baker
  • Debbie Sanders
  • Eva Scott

Suggested Citation

Belote, M., Lill, S., Baker, J., Sanders, D., Scott, E. (2015, September). Social skills. In National Center on Deaf-Blindness, Open Hands, Open Access: Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules. Monmouth, OR: National Center on Deaf-Blindness, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University.