Mental Health & Well-Being

  • Adolescents with good social skilsl

Social Skills Training (SST) for Students with Learning Disabilities

Social skills training is frequently used to help students with LDs develop improved social relationships. In this review we describe three SST interventions that have been demonstrated through research to be effective with children and adolescents with LDs and related difficulties. All of these programs can be implemented in school contexts, and have manuals and materials that can be purchased by educators. We then describe the components of SST programs that research has shown to enhance the social skills and peer relationships of students with LDs.

  • 2 Cartoon students meditating

Mindfulness for Social and Emotional Competence: A Review of the Research

By Jillian Haydicky, Ph.D., & Judith Wiener, Ph.D. Introduction Social and emotional learning is a framework for developing student competencies in the areas of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making (CASEL, 2013) to foster resilience and success at school and in the community. Results of the national School-Based Mental Health Survey (Mental [...]

Social and emotional learning programs that work

Better is created by the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York and by the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. The Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at the University of York is working to establish what works in learning and teaching — and why. Better is a companion to the Best-Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE-UK), a free web [...]