Social Skill Training (SST)
SST refers to any adult-directed instruction in which social skills are targeted for improvement.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about social skills training (SST).
- Applying SST in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The SST module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:
|Lesson||Time to Complete|
|A Case for SST||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of SST||20 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for SST||25 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using SST||25 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring SST||25 minutes|
|Applying SST||10 minutes|
Griffin, W., Sam, A., & AFIRM Team. (2016). Social skills training. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/social-skills-training
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the social skills training module (SST) module (PDF document, 2 pages)