ERIC Number: EJ1023364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Predicting Treatment Success in Social Skills Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills
Chang, Ya-Chih; Laugeson, Elizabeth A.; Gantman, Alexander; Ellingsen, Ruth; Frankel, Fred; Dillon, Ashley R.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v18 n4 p467-470 May 2014
This study seeks to examine the predictors of positive social skills outcomes from the University of California, Los Angeles Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, an evidence-based parent-assisted social skills program for high-functioning middle school and high school adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The results revealed that adolescents with higher parent-reported baseline social skills and lower self-reported perceived social functioning demonstrated greater improvement in social skills following the intervention.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Treatment, Middle School Students, High School Students, Intervention, Regression (Statistics), Individual Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test; Piers Harris Childrens Self Concept Scale; Social Skills Rating System; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales