ISBN13 : 9781941765043
Author(s) : Susan Fell and JoEllen Cumpata
Publisher : Future Horizons, 2015
SKU : 5342BK
The QUEST Program I was developed to address the needs of upper primary school students with social skills and pragmatic language weaknesses, and assist teachers address these issues.
The goals of the QUEST I program are to help students gain a better understanding of human behaviour and interaction and to provide opportunities to become familiar and comfortable with the social skills and pragmatic language necessary to be successful at school and in the community.
Because these children benefit from regular instruction and practice, the program uses an intensive proactive approach to teach social skills by combining written instruction with games, experiential stories, and role play, which results in discussion, friendly feedback from peers, and real-world experience.
Even when provided with an inclusive education in a general education setting, these students do not typically interpret social cues, nuances and rules of interaction in the same way as their peers, which is the reason the program maximizes generalisation of skills both in and outside the classroom.