ERIC Number: EJ1169670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Use of Superheroes Social Skills with Middle School-Age Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Murphy, Ashley N.; Radley, Keith C.; Helbig, Kate A.
Psychology in the Schools, v55 n3 p323-335 Mar 2018
The current study evaluated use of the Superheroes Social Skills program as a means of increasing social skill accuracy in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Participants included four Caucasian male students that were eligible for special education services within the autism category. Social skills training was presented twice weekly for 9 weeks. The results demonstrated that implementation of the intervention improved social skill accuracy within the training setting as indicated by visual analysis and nonoverlap of all pairs. Additionally, improvements in social skill accuracy during probes conducted within the classroom with typically developing peers was observed. Despite improvements in social skill accuracy in both settings, sociometric status of participants demonstrated little change from baseline to postintervention.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Effectiveness, Adolescents, Males, White Students, Intervention, Accuracy, Student Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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