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ERIC Number: EJ1179115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Effects of a Peer-Delivered Social Skills Intervention for Adults with Comorbid down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Davis, Matthew A. Cody; Spriggs, Amy; Rodgers, Alexis; Campbell, Jonathan
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n6 p1869-1885 Jun 2018
Deficits in social skills are often exhibited in individuals with comorbid Down syndrome (DS) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and there is a paucity of research to help guide intervention for this population. In the present study, a multiple probe study across behaviors, replicated across participants, assessed the effectiveness of peer-delivered simultaneous prompting in teaching socials skills to adults with DS-ASD using visual analysis techniques and Tau-U statistics to measure effect. Peer-mediators with DS and intellectual disability (ID) delivered simultaneous prompting sessions reliably (i.e., > 80% reliability) to teach social skills to adults with ID and a dual-diagnoses of DS-ASD with small (Tau[subscript Weighted] = 0.55, 90% CI [0.29, 0.82]) to medium effects (Tau[subscript Weighted] = 0.75, 90% CI [.44, 1]). Statistical and visual analysis findings suggest a promising social skills intervention for individuals with DS-ASD as well as reliable delivery of simultaneous prompting procedures by individuals with DS.
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Language: English
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