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ERIC Number: EJ1037039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Interview Skills for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Morgan, Lindee; Leatzow, Allison; Clark, Sarah; Siller, Michael
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n9 p2290-2300 Sep 2014
The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the efficacy of the interview skills curriculum (ISC), a manualized 12-week group-delivered intervention for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This intervention aims to increase social-pragmatic skills essential to a successful job interview. Twenty-eight adults (18-36 years) were randomly assigned to one of two groups: ISC or waitlist control. Results revealed that the experimental group showed larger gains in social-pragmatic skills observed during a mock job interview than the control group. Treatment effects on distal outcomes, including social adaptive behaviors and depressive symptoms were not significant, although the respective effect sizes were medium/large. Results indicate that a brief, low-intensity treatment can improve the job-interview performance of young adults with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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