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ERIC Number: EJ1120157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
A Replication and Extension of the PEERS® for Young Adults Social Skills Intervention: Examining Effects on Social Skills and Social Anxiety in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
McVey, Alana J.; Dolan, Bridget K.; Willar, Kirsten S.; Pleiss, Sheryl; Karst, Jeffrey S.; Casnar, Christina L.; Caiozzo, Christina; Vogt, Elisabeth M.; Gordon, Nakia S.; Van Hecke, Amy Vaughan
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n12 p3739-3754 Dec 2016
Young adults with ASD experience difficulties with social skills, empathy, loneliness, and social anxiety. One intervention, "PEERS® for Young Adults," shows promise in addressing these challenges. The present study replicated and extended the original study by recruiting a larger sample (N = 56), employing a gold standard ASD assessment tool, and examining changes in social anxiety utilizing a randomized controlled trial design. Results indicated improvements in social responsiveness (SSIS-RS SS, p = 0.006 and CPB, p = 0.005; SRS, p = 0.004), PEERS® knowledge (TYASSK, p = 0.001), empathy (EQ, p = 0.044), direct interactions (QSQ-YA, p = 0.059), and social anxiety (LSAS-SR, p = 0.019). Findings demonstrate further empirical support for the intervention for individuals with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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