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ERIC Number: ED477559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 44
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Social Skills Training to Reduce Withdrawn Behaviors in Preschool Children.
Tolbert-Hill, Catrice L.
The purpose of the present study was to examine the efficacy of two social skills interventions, coaching and peer reinforcement, as treatments to enhance the social interactive skills in socially isolated preschool children. Ten preschool children were selected to participate in this study. Four of the participants were socially isolated children and 6 children served as the peer reinforcing agent. Each of the 4 participants were exposed to both treatments utilizing a multiple baseline design. Results indicated that although students' interactions increased slightly with both interventions, performance was better under a combination of coaching and peer reinforcement condition. Increases were noted from baseline to the coaching intervention phase and further increases were noticed from the coaching intervention phase to the coaching and peer reinforcement phase. Furthermore, increases were maintained when the interventions were withdrawn. It is still unclear as to whether the coaching intervention in isolation or the combination of the two interventions were the basis for the increase. (Contains 39 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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