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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 12/2022

16-05-2022 | S.I. :Expanding Telehealth Opportunities in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

A Distance-Delivered Social Skills Program for Young Adults with Williams Syndrome: Evaluating Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy

Auteurs: Marisa H. Fisher, Rebecca R. Kammes, Rhonda S. Black, Kristin Houck, Katie Cwiakala

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 12/2022

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Abstract

Adults with Williams syndrome (WS) display hypersocial behaviors and experience social skills deficits. To improve social outcomes, we evaluated the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of an 8-week distance-delivered social skills program for adults with WS. Sessions were offered twice a week for 90 min. Twenty-four adults with WS were assigned to an intervention or waitlist control group. Outcomes were assessed through interviews and surveys with adults with WS, parents, and facilitators. The intervention was rated as acceptable and feasible by all. Parents rated adults with WS as displaying significant improvements in social skills; yet ratings by adults with WS did not change. Adults also displayed increased social skills knowledge following participation. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
A Distance-Delivered Social Skills Program for Young Adults with Williams Syndrome: Evaluating Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy
Auteurs
Marisa H. Fisher
Rebecca R. Kammes
Rhonda S. Black
Kristin Houck
Katie Cwiakala
Publicatiedatum
16-05-2022
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 12/2022
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05501-6

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