R-06: The Effects of Second Step and Inclusion on Special Education Students’ Social Skills

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This poster will present results on the effectiveness a class-wide implementation of Second Step had on students in special education. It will also examine the relationship between time in the least restrictive environment (LRE) and special education students’ social skills. Students in special education are at the greatest risk of social skills hindering their success in school. Yet, little research on the effects of social-emotional curricula has been conducted on them. Participants will learn about the importance of social skills, the effects of Second Step, its correlation with the LRE, and feasible ways of gathering results.

Andrea Smith, school psychologist, Sanger Unified School District.

Strand: B, Topic: 12, Skill Level: I