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Social Interaction Skill Intervention for Autistic Adults with Intellectual Disability and Limited Language: A Pilot of the SKILL Program

Auteurs: Emily F. Ferguson, Krista N. Drapalik, Jeffrey Liang, Klaire Hua, Harrison Feerst, Alice B. Mallory, Ty W. Vernon

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2021

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Abstract

There is a dearth of research that focuses on social intervention efforts for adults on the autism spectrum with intellectual disability and limited conversational language. Using a multiple baseline experimental design, this pilot investigation of the Socialization Knowledge for Individuals with Limited Language (SKILL) program evaluated a novel peer-facilitated group program specifically designed to target social interaction skills for this population. Findings from five pilot participants yielded evidence of social improvements across specific verbal skills (on-topic conversational contributions and responses) and nonverbal behaviors (eye-contact, active listening), as evidenced by coded social conversation probes and parent-report measures. These findings demonstrate the promise of a socialization intervention for a population that has historically been neglected in the social intervention research literature.
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This manuscript uses both Identity-first and Person-first language, consistent with practices among autistic-self advocates and community stakeholders (Kenny et al. 2016).
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Social Interaction Skill Intervention for Autistic Adults with Intellectual Disability and Limited Language: A Pilot of the SKILL Program
Auteurs
Emily F. Ferguson
Krista N. Drapalik
Jeffrey Liang
Klaire Hua
Harrison Feerst
Alice B. Mallory
Ty W. Vernon
Publicatiedatum
18-08-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 5/2021
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04659-1

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