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ERIC Number: EJ1117512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
A Group-Administered Social Skills Training for 8- to 12-Year-Old, High-Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Evaluation of Its Effectiveness in a Naturalistic Outpatient Treatment Setting
Deckers, Anne; Muris, Peter; Roelofs, Jeffrey; Arntz, Arnoud
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n11 p3493-3504 Nov 2016
A social skills training (SST) for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) was evaluated in an outpatient setting using a combined between- and within-subject design in which SST and a waiting list condition were compared. According to parents and teachers, the SST produced greater improvement of social skills than the waiting list, and these effects were maintained at 3 months follow-up. No between-group effects were found for loneliness, although in general scores on this outcome measure decreased from pre- to follow-up. The effects of SST were unaffected by social anxiety, ADHD symptoms, Theory of Mind, or desire for social interaction. Altogether, SST seems an effective intervention for high-functioning children with ASD that can be applied in daily clinical practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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