Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2023

Document Type

Project Abstract (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Keri DeSutter


Students that are in special education receive a wide variety of services depending on their qualification. Special education encompasses all types of services including academics, speech and language, occupational therapies, and social and emotional learning skills. Students can receive social and emotional learning services for a wide variety of behaviors or concerns that are being seen and within these services there are a multitude of curriculums that fit the needs of a variety of different students. Based on current research there is a social skills curriculum that encompasses six different components in order to teach students to be a more well-rounded individual. Lessons within the curriculum help students to learn skills and strategies to manage their emotions in their everyday life. Because of this research and this social skills curriculum, a handbook was made in order to share with parents what their students are learning and the different components and research behind the social skills curriculum of A.I.M. Accept, Identify and Move. This curriculum is being used in more schools as a social skills curriculum for all ages.



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