ERIC Number: EJ783494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-23
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Adaptation of the Children's Friendship Training Program for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Laugeson, Elizabeth A.; Paley, Blair; Schonfeld, Amy M.; Carpenter, Erika M.; Frankel, Fred; O'Connor, Mary J.
Child & Family Behavior Therapy, v29 n3 p57-69 Jul 2007
Previous research attests to the marked impairments in social functioning exhibited by children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), suggesting that such children are in need of social skills intervention. Recently, an existing evidence-based manualized behavioral treatment for improving children's friendships was implemented and demonstrated to be effective with children aged 6-12, diagnosed with FASD. In the present report, we describe methods for adapting this behavioral intervention in line with the specific cognitive and behavioral deficits seen in children with FASD and other developmental disabilities to enhance treatment efficacy.
Descriptors: Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Friendship, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Interpersonal Competence, Outcomes of Treatment
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