Social interaction skills are an important part of and important to leisure behavior. Most leisure behavior requires some degree of social competence. Social competence has been denned from a variety of contexts by different authors over the past four decades. The definition of social competence one selects impacts the type of intervention that is designed and implemented. Many individuals with disabilities and/or illnesses lack adequate and appropriate social interaction skills and require direct intervention. The purpose of this article is to provide a background on social competence and also to provide a listing of commercially available resources for social skills intervention. Some considerations about purchasing and using these resources are discussed.
Author Norma J. Stumbo
Volume Vol 29, No 1 (1995)