Social skills training helps the child or adult who has attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) be less aggressive and impulsive, manage
anger, and behave in a more socially acceptable way. Techniques include:
Watching videotapes of good
Practicing ways to settle conflicts.
Social skills training uses specific steps and goals, such as
learning how to:
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Social skills training is an important part of managing ADHD.
Individual sessions or small group settings are both appropriate environments
for learning these skills. Many school districts now offer social skills
classes for students with ADHD (and other conditions), using specialized
Social skills training appears to help children, teens, and adults
learn appropriate behaviors. But more study is needed, especially on the
long-term effects of this type of training.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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