Cultural Diversity:

  • Cultural patterns influence social behaviors observed at school
  • Distinguish between difference and deficit
  • Integrate traditional cultural values and belief systems into social skills training by offering multiple solutions

Educational Barriers:

  • Classrooms
  • Grounds
  • Transportation
  • Scheduling
  • Staff Issues (Fears, Lack of Knowledge, Limited Value on Diversity)


Contextual Variables:

  • Physical: (Where)
  • Relational: (With whom)
  • Situational: (What is happening)

Student's Disability:

  • Limited cognitive skills
  • Impaired language skills
  • Poor social relatedness
  • Aggression,withdrawal
  • Challenged learning
  • Age-appropriate interests and behaviors