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ERIC Number: EJ1104015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-3007
Using Reframing to Reduce Negative Statements in Social Conversation for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Koegel, Lynn Kern; Navab, Anahita; Ashbaugh, Kristen; Koegel, Robert L.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v18 n3 p133-144 Jul 2016
This study examined the effects of teaching the reframing of negative statements through self-management and video-feedback on social conversation in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A multiple baseline design across five participants showed that, following intervention, all were able to increase their positive and neutral statements while decreasing negative statements, with generalization to peers in new settings. In addition, four of the five participants' affect and interest improved following the intervention, and three were rated as more socially desirable. Furthermore, post-treatment improvements were noted on standardized measures of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. Results are discussed in terms of improving general social communicative interactions and quality of life in adults with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Anxiety Inventory; Beck Depression Inventory; Hopelessness Scale
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