One-year online subscription to S.S.GRIN EC, an evidence-based social skills small group intervention for pre-K children and kindergarteners. Designed to be delivered in 12 30-minute sessions, S.S.GRIN EC can be used in classroom, clinic, and community settings.
S.S.GRIN EC covers communication skills, personal space, identifying and managing emotions, empathy, cooperation, respect, and compromise. Interactive activities, music videos, and graphics-rich curriculum materials facilitate understanding and keep children engaged.
In addition to the online training, your S.S.GRIN EC subscription includes:
All materials can be downloaded and printed using your online subscription.
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S.S.GRIN EC was adapted from the evidence-based program S.S.GRIN 3-5. The articles below reflect the results of an efficacy study of S.S.GRIN 3-5.
DeRosier, M. E. (2004). Building relationships and combating bullying: Effectiveness of a school-based social skills group intervention. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 33. 125-130.
This study tested the efficacy of a generic social skills intervention, Social Skills Group Intervention (S.S.GRIN), for children experiencing peer dislike, bullying, or social anxiety. Third-grade children were randomly assigned to treatment (n = 187) or no-treatment control (CO; n = 194) groups. Examination of the direction and magnitude of change in functioning revealed that S.S.GRIN increased peer liking, enhanced self-esteem and self-efficacy, and decreased social anxiety compared to controls. S.S.GRIN was equally efficacious for all subtypes of peer problems targeted. Particular benefits were found for aggressive children who showed greater declines in aggression and bullying behavior and fewer antisocial affiliations than aggressive control participants.
Discussion focuses on the benefits of heterogeneous versus homogeneous groups of participants and the potential value of utilizing generic social skills training protocols.
DeRosier, M. E. & Marcus, S. R. (2005). Building friendships and combating bullying: Effectiveness of S.S.GRIN at one-year follow-up. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 140-150.
This study tested the long-term effectiveness of a social skills program for peer-rejected, victimized, and socially anxious children. Third-grade children with peer problems were randomly assigned to treatment (TX; n = 187) or no-treatment control (CO; n = 194) groups. One year after the intervention, the pattern of findings was similar to that at post-intervention; however, several new group differences emerged.
Additional positive treatment effects were found, including higher social acceptance and self-esteem and lower depression and anxiety. Lower aggressive behavior was found, particularly for initially more aggressive children. Several gender differences emerged where treatment effects were present for girls but not boys. The demonstrated value of teaching social skills to children experiencing peer problems is discussed and suggestions for future research are offered.
DeRosier, M. E. (2007). Peer victimized and rejected children: Promoting school-based adjustment through social skills intervention. In Zins, J. E., Elias, M. J., & Maher, C. A. (Eds.), Handbook of Prevention and Intervention in Peer Harassment, Victimization, and Bullying. New York: Haworth Press.
Results for students who participated in S.S.GRIN 3-5:
RTI, PBIS, and MTSS
Schools are required to use a system of accountability called Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). A number of states are moving to the Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) model to incorporate RTI and PBIS.
MTSS is designed to ensure that educators provide high-quality instruction and intervention matched to student needs using (1) learning rate over time and (2) level of performance to inform instructional decisions.
S.S.GRIN EC Alignment with RTI, PBIS, and MTSS
S.S.GRIN EC meets the Tier 2 requirements of these models by providing a targeted behavioral intervention for students who need extra support to improve their social skills.
Why choose S.S.GRIN EC for your Tier 2 social skills intervention?