ERIC Number: EJ1095654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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Reference Count: 23
The Outcome of a Social Cognitive Training for Mainstream Adolescents with Social Communication Deficits in a Chinese Community
Lee, Kathy Y. S.; Crooke, Pamela J.; Lui, Aster L. Y.; Kan, Peggy P. K.; Mark, Yuen-mai; van Hasselt, Charles Andrew; Tong, Michael C. F.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v63 n2 p201-223 2016
The use of cognitive-based strategies for improving social communication behaviours for individuals who have solid language and cognition is an important question. This study investigated the outcome of teaching Social Thinking®, a framework based in social-cognition, to Chinese adolescents with social communication deficits. Thirty-nine students (33 with Autism Spectrum Disorders and six without), ranging in age from 12 to 15 years with social communication deficits, participated in a 12-week intervention. Students' pre- and post-intervention social behaviours were measured by six aspects of the Social Thinking-ILAUGH Scale involving 115 familiar raters. Students showed significant improvement in all the six subscales of the Social Thinking-ILAUGH except humour after training. Agreements on ratings among parents and school personnel were satisfactory. A framework based in social cognitive strategies, with appropriate linguistic and cultural adaptations, appears to be a promising tool for Chinese adolescents with social learning issues. Social behaviours improved across school and home settings as noted by groups of raters familiar with the students.
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Adolescents, Outcomes of Treatment, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, Inclusion, Intervention, Socialization, Social Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Asians, Asian Culture
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong