Social Skills Assessment and Intervention Review and Recommendations for School Practitioners


We present a "practitioner's guide" to social skills assessment and intervention with students attending public schools. Important characteristics of assessment instruments are discussed, including psychometric properties and strategies applicable to school settings. We then review several social skills assessment protocols and rating scales that can be used efficiently by school psychologists, teachers, and other related professionals. The process of assessment-derived intervention planning is covered, with a description of social skills curricula/training programs and presentation of an illustrative case study. We conclude with a summary of salient issues and recommendations to facilitate the routine assessment and teaching of social skills by school practitioners.


Journal of Applied School Psychology


  • J. Coniglio
  • James K. Luiselli
  • Joseph McCarty
  • R. Putnam
  • C. Zorilla-Ramirez

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams
  • Specialists

System Impacts

  • District Team
  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Systems