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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

Use of this Module

This module is available for free on our website. We invite anyone to use these materials. Please note that NCDB does not provide CEUs, certificates, or confirmation of completion.

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.