OHOA Module: Social Skills and Peer Relationships
- 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.
- Maurice Belote (Lead)
- Shelley Lill
- Jennifer Duck Baker
- Debbie Sanders
- Eva Scott
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.