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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2/2017

02-11-2016 | Original Paper

An Evaluation of a Behaviorally Based Social Skills Group for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Justin B. Leaf, Jeremy A. Leaf, Christine Milne, Mitchell Taubman, Misty Oppenheim-Leaf, Norma Torres, Donna Townley-Cochran, Ronald Leaf, John McEachin, Paul Yoder, Autism Partnership Foundation

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2017

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Abstract

In this study we evaluated a social skills group which employed a progressive applied behavior analysis model for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. A randomized control trial was utilized; eight participants were randomly assigned to a treatment group and seven participants were randomly assigned to a waitlist control group. The social skills group consisted of 32, 2 h sessions. Teachers implemented a variety of behaviorally based procedures. A blind evaluator measured participants’ behavior immediately prior to intervention, immediately following intervention, and during 16 and 32-week maintenance probes. Results of the study demonstrated that participants made significant improvements with their social behavior (p < .001) following intervention, and the results were maintained up to 32 weeks after intervention had concluded.
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Metagegevens
Titel
An Evaluation of a Behaviorally Based Social Skills Group for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Justin B. Leaf
Jeremy A. Leaf
Christine Milne
Mitchell Taubman
Misty Oppenheim-Leaf
Norma Torres
Donna Townley-Cochran
Ronald Leaf
John McEachin
Paul Yoder
Autism Partnership Foundation
Publicatiedatum
02-11-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 2/2017
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2949-4