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DirectSocialSkillAssessmentforBobby

Form Context Reciprocity Goal Outcome

Attemptsto Inthe Peersdismiss Peerattention Hedidnot


engagefemale classroom, hisattempts, receiveinthe
peersin Bobby formhewas
conversation respondswith seekingit.He
verbal further
aggression. alienateshis
femalepeers
andislikely
frustratedathis
failedattempts.

Refusingto Inthe Teacher Avoidance Hereceives


complete/turn classroom confrontshis failinggrades.
inassignments failureto
complete
assignments,
Bobbybecomes
agitatedand
confrontational

Joinsingroup inthe Bobbybecomes Avoidance Bobbyalienates


activities classroom verbally Peerattention? hispeers
aggressive Escape reducingthe
towardshis likelihoodof
peers beingableto
workwith
othersorform
friendships.
Affectshis
gradeonthe
assignemnt
Conversation athome Doesnot Attention Makesit
topics recognizethe difficultto
topicof interactwith
conversationor others,
onlyspeaksto especially
topicsthat someonewho
interesthim hasnointerest
inhistopics

Bobbydemonstratesaperformancedeficitininitiatingandinteractingwithinconversationswith
peers.Whenheinteractswithadults,hedemonstratesdifficultyunderstandingperspectivetaking
anddiscussingtopicsofinteresttoothers.Heshowdifficultyinacceptingconsequencesand
feedbackfromteachersandpeers,asevidencedbyhisverballyaggressiveresponsesand
confrontationalattitude.

DiscrepancyAnalysisAssessmentforBobby

InventoryofNonDisabled
InventoryofBobby SkillsThatRequireAttention
Student

Listenstoongoing Doesnotattempttoengage Discerningthetopicof
conversationsofpeersand peers conversation
attemptstomakeanontopic Whenheattemptstoengage
commentasawaytoenterthe peersinconversation,he Understandingtheperspective
conversation. remarksontopicshefinds ofothers
interesting.Heisnotableto
Whenattemptstoengageare followthetopicof Initiatingandrespondingto
notaccepted,studentmayor conversation. others
maynotmakeacommentbut
willleavetheconversationor Whenhisattemptstoengage Awarenessofnonverbalcues
makeadifferentattempt. arediscouraged,Bobby ofothers
respondswithverbal
Willseekoutothersimilarage aggression,makinghispeers Awarenessofcurrentcultural
peersforconversationor uncomfortableandunwilling topicsofinteresttopeers
interactions toaccommodatehimfurther.
Organization
Completesgivenassignments Seeksoutadultsfor
conversationandinteractions Taskcompletion
Turnsincompleted
assignments
Doesnotcompletegiven Knowledgeandawarenessof
Displaysinterestinand assignments adolescentchangesand
attemptstointeractwiththe perspectivesofothers
oppositesex. Doesnotturnincompleted
assignments

TheprimaryareasofneedforBobbyincludeaperformancedeficitinhisabilitytointeractwithpeers.
Heshowsdifficultyininitiatingand/orenteringconversations.Healsodisplaysdifficultyindiscerning
thetopicsofconversationandunderstandingperspectiveofotherswithinsocialscenarios.Hedoes
nothavetheskillstodealwithrejectionfromothersandonlyfurthercomplicateshissituationbyhis
aggressiveresponses.Bobbydemonstratesthesesameresponseswithincooperativeandgroup
activities.Healsodemonstratesalackofawarenessofhowtocommunicatestressoranxietyanda
lackofunderstandingoftheperspectivesofothers.
SkillsthatshouldbeofamainfocusforBobbyatthistimeincludeconversationskills,including
enteringorinitiatingaconversationwithapeerandperspectiveswithintheconversation,including
topicsofinteresttopeers.
AnotherskillthatshouldbefocusforBobbyshouldincludecompletionofgivenassignments.Iwould
firstsuggestanalyzingtheassignmentsthatBobbyisrejectingfordifficultylevelandformat.The
SpecialEducationteachersuggestedthatBobbyiscapableofcompletinggradelevelassignments.Is
itpossibletheworkistooeasy?Canweofferalternateformatsforcompletion,includingonline
options?IsitpossibletoprovidechoicesforcompletionforBobbytoselectfrom?Isitpossibleto
breakhisassignmentsintostepbystepchunksthatmightallowforcheckinwiththeteacher
betweenchunks?