DeRosier, M. E. (Ed.). (2014). Social Skills Assessment Through Games: The New Best Practice. Cary, NC: Interchange Press.
Social skills assessment has moved beyond pencil and paper questionnaires into the realm of dynamic online game-based technology. But do game-based assessment methods really work? The answer is a resounding “yes!” If you’re an educator, clinician, or parent seeking to understand the most effective practices for evaluating children’s social skills, you’ll want to learn about the powerful potential of this innovative new assessment approach in Social Skills Assessment Through Games: The New Best Practice. Social Skills Assessment Through Games explores the advantages of using game-based platforms to assess children’s social skills. In this book, the authors …
- Review the social skills research literature on which social skills assessments are based—from outlining the various types of social skills to exploring developmental shifts in social skills from childhood through adolescence to describing the far-reaching negative effects of social skills deficits
- Examine traditional approaches for assessing children’s social skills and social functioning, including behavioral rating scales, observations, peer nominations, and interviewing
- Demonstrate how game-based social skills assessment can transcend the limitations of traditional methods
- Provide insight into how game-based social skills assessments can be used to inform and enhance social interventions with children in schools and at home—for example, how they align with the Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tiered Systems of
Support (MTSS) approaches that schools use to implement and assess interventions
This book is intended to help educators, clinicians, and parents understand various traditional and game-based social skills assessment approaches and make informed decisions about which methods best meet their needs and the needs of the children being assessed.