The Research Connections website is undergoing renovations. All data and resources will continue to be available while we work on the website. Sign up for the Research Connections newsletter to receive the latest updates. You can also watch our video.

Preliminary evaluation of a social skills training and facilitated play early intervention programme for extremely shy young children in China

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Li, Yan; Coplan, Robert J.; Wang, Yuemin; Yin, Jingtong; Zhu, Jingjing; Gao, Zhuqing; Li, Linhui;
Date Issued: November/December 2016
Description: The goal of this study was to provide a preliminary evaluation of a social skills and facilitated play early intervention programme to promote social interaction, prosocial behaviours and socio-communicative skills among young extremely shy children in China. Participants were a sample of n=16 extremely shy young children attending kindergarten in Shanghai, China. Children were randomly assigned to either the Social Skills Facilitated Play or comparison condition. Baseline, post-intervention and 2-month follow-up measures included observations of children's social behaviours in quartets of novel peers. Result indicated that as compared with shy controls, shy children who participated in the Social Skills Training Facilitated Play programme were observed to demonstrate significantly greater post-intervention frequencies of peer interactions (e.g. group play and peer conversation) and prosocial behaviours (e.g. cooperation, sharing and making/accepting social initiations) during unstructured free play with novel peers, as well as better social-communicative competence during a speech task. Almost all of these improvements were maintained 2 months post-intervention. Results are discussed in terms of the importance of developing and refining early intervention programmes for extremely shy young children in China. (author abstract)




Our Search Engine Recommends...

what is this? These resources were found by comparing the title, description, and topics of the currently selected resource to the rest of the Research Connections holdings.

'Play Skills' for Shy Children: Development of a social skills facilitated play early intervention program for extremely inhibited preschoolers Reports & Papers
Enhancing social-emotional well-being in young children through improving teachers' social-emotional competence and curriculum design in Hong Kong Reports & Papers
A strategy to increase the social interactions of 3-year-old children with disabilities in an inclusive classroom Reports & Papers
Change in child behaviour concerns associated with childcare quality features among a sample of low-income Latino children Reports & Papers
Teacher beliefs and practices relating to development in preschool: Importance placed on social-emotional behaviours and skills Reports & Papers

Disclaimer: Use of the above resource is governed by Research Connections' Terms of Use.