Social Skills

Description

This micro-credential is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed the Social Skills for Students with Visual Impairments online class.

Competency

In order to earn this micro-credential, participants will need to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the development of social skills for students who are blind or visually impaired.

LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES:

Participants will:

  • Define social skills and describe the importance of teaching social skills.
  • Delineate the obstacles to teach social skills.
  • Identify why assessment is essential and describe types of social skills assessments.
  • Identify how research in social skills has influenced practical applications and teaching strategies.
  • Identify strategies/interventions for teaching social skills.
  • Describe the importance of community experience as well as the role of the family in the development of social skills.
  • Identify strategies to promote friendships.
  • Articulate strategies to enhance social competence.
  • Describe how social media can be used to enhance social skills.
  • Describe how to assist student in developing social skills strategies for employment and independent living.

Courses Offered

Learners will be introduced to assessment and instructional strategies for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments.
Professional Development Offering