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ERIC Number: EJ1166310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Social Skill Interventions for Youth and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review
Ke, Fengfeng; Whalon, Kelly; Yun, Joonmo
Review of Educational Research, v88 n1 p3-42 Feb 2018
This article is intended to synthesize the broader literature investigating the effectiveness and salient features of interventions designed to enhance the social competence of youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder remain poor with only minimal improvement shown for decades. Among 796 articles reviewed, 42 representative social skill intervention studies met the selection criteria and were coded descriptively for design elements and findings. The review synthesizes and classifies the major categories and issues associated with the key features of the intervention (e.g., the intervention method, agent, tools, and measures), nature of the learning tasks, the implementation setting and length, research methodology, and key findings related to social competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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