Grants Awarded

Video Equipment and Curricular Materials for Teaching Social Skills

The Adjustment Counselor and the Speech/Language Pathologist at Oakmont will purchase a digital video camera, tripod, workbooks and student materials for use in service delivery of social/emotional skill training within the weekly social skills group called Reader’s Theater. This project fosters academic excellence by going beyond the rules that pertain to expected and unexpected social behavior used throughout the day by giving the students the ability to see how they interact with others and recognize that their actions have consequences in conversations and social settings. Videotaping allows the students to analyze their own behaviors, develop their awareness and metacognitive skills. This awareness is essential for students to internalize and self-regulate behaviors in order to independently interact with peers and teachers, and it increases their ability to more successfully access the curriculum.

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