PA018: Social Skill Inclusion Benefits for General Education Students

Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:00 PM–1:50 PM


The presenter will discuss the benefits general education students receive when included in academic classes and in social skills training groups with special education students. Results of a study that shows significant social skill improvement in general education children will be presented, including an emphasis on empathy skills. Participants will learn how to structure inclusive social skills training programs, including motivating parents and teachers to participate.


Denise M. Lombardi, Old Bridge Public Schools, Old Bridge, NJ