Are social skills teachable? A review of the literature

J. N. Erin, K. Dignan, P. A. Brown

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This article reviews studies that have attempted to increase three types of social skills in blind and visually impaired individuals: assertiveness training, interactional skills, and skills in physical communication. Each study is described briefly, and the procedures and results are noted. Most of the studies reported increased social skills following intervention; however, many did not report empirical evidence of change. The articles also demonstrate a need for the follow-up and generalization of learned skills, as well as for the application of skills with preadolescent children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-61
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation


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