ERIC Number: EJ1073017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of a School-Based Social Skills Training Program for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability
Plavnick, Joshua B.; Kaid, Tiffany; MacFarland, Mari C.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n9 p2674-2690 Sep 2015
Social deficits are a core characteristic of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and co-occurring intellectual disabilities (ASD-ID). Despite persistence of these deficits into adolescence, few social skills interventions have been empirically evaluated for older individuals with ASD-ID. The present investigation adapted an efficacious protocol for adolescents with ASD, video-based group instruction (VGI), and extended the procedure to 4 adolescents in a public high school setting. A multiple probe across behaviors design demonstrated the effectiveness of VGI for teaching novel social behavior to three of the four participants, with mixed outcomes for the fourth participant. Long-term maintenance was observed for two participants, though generalization outcomes were mixed. The results support using VGI within high school curricula for some adolescents with ASD-ID.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Antisocial Behavior, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comorbidity, Mental Retardation, Adolescents, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Public Schools, Behavior Modification, Social Development, Program Effectiveness, Maintenance, Social Behavior, Generalization
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Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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