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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 9/2009

01-09-2009 | Original Paper

Social Competence and Social Skills Training and Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Auteur: Albert J. Cotugno

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2009

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Abstract

This study examined the effectiveness of a 30 week social competence and social skills group intervention program with children, ages 7–11, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Eighteen children with ASD were assessed with pretreatment and posttreatment measures on the Walker-McConnell Scale (WMS) and the MGH YouthCare Social Competence Development Scale. Each received the 30-week intervention program. For comparison, a matched sample of ten non-ASD children was also assessed, but received no treatment. The findings indicated that each ASD intervention group demonstrated significant gains on the WMS and significant improvement in the areas of anxiety management, joint attention, and flexibility/transitions. Results suggest that this approach can be effective in improving core social deficits in individuals with ASD.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Social Competence and Social Skills Training and Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Auteur
Albert J. Cotugno
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2009
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2009
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0741-4