Required Social Skills for Students with Special Needs in Vocational Settings and Its Role in Job Maintenance
Social skills refer to perform certain behaviors in accordance with the norms and requirements of social environment and interpersonal interactions, and absence of asocial behaviors. Social skills improve independence, acceptability, and quality of life. Social skills are important for social adaptation and normal functioning. Social skills affect on person’s ability in playing, learning, working, and participating in recreational activities throughout life. Individuals who fail to develop adequate social skills and competencies are at risk for a number of negative outcomes including peer rejection, manifestations of psychological disorders, dropping out of school, loneliness, criminality, and poor academic performance. Social skills are positively related to successful employment. Social skills play a critical role in employment settings. Social skills development is essential for transition studentsfrom school to work. Therefore, according to importance of work-related social skills such as following instructions, asking for help, sharing business information, and accepting criticism by most employers, the present article meantime define and describe the social skills and importance of teaching these skills in job search and maintenance, hasbeen tried to discuss on social skills training procedures.
Journal of Exceptional Education, Volume:1389 Issue:106, 2011
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