ERIC Number: EJ1062572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Reference Count: 95
School-Based Peer-Related Social Competence Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis and Descriptive Review of Single Case Research Design Studies
Whalon, Kelly J.; Conroy, Maureen A.; Martinez, Jose R.; Werch, Brittany L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n6 p1513-1531 Jun 2015
The purpose of this review was to critically examine and summarize the impact of school-based interventions designed to facilitate the peer-related social competence of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Reviewed studies employed a single-case experimental design, targeted peer-related social competence, included children 3-12 years old with an ASD, and took place in school settings. Articles were analyzed descriptively and using the evaluative method to determine study quality. Additionally, effect size estimates were calculated using nonoverlap of all pairs method and Tau-U. A total of 37 studies including 105 children were reviewed. Overall, ES estimates ranged from weak to strong, but on average, the reviewed interventions produced a moderate to strong effect, and quality ratings were generally in the acceptable to high range. Findings suggest that children with ASD can benefit from social skill interventions implemented with peers in school settings.
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Meta Analysis, Case Studies, Peer Relationship, School Activities, Effect Size, Program Effectiveness, Literature Reviews
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