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ERIC Number: EJ1073005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 123
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Improving the Social Skills of Children with HFASD: An Intervention Study
Waugh, Cynthia; Peskin, Joan
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n9 p2961-2980 Sep 2015
The present study examines the efficacy of a social skills and Theory of Mind (S.S.ToM) intervention for children with high-functioning ASD. Children were taught to identify and consider their peer's mental states, e.g., knowledge, emotions, desires, beliefs, intentions, likes and dislikes, while learning friendship-making skills and strategies, through the use of visual scaffolds in story format. Compared to two control groups, S.S.ToM participants demonstrated significantly greater gains on measures of Theory of Mind and social responsiveness. At a 3-month follow-up assessment, improvements appeared to have been maintained and continued gains were observed. These results provide support for the utility of a visually supported Theory of Mind and social skills intervention that may be delivered in community settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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