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ERIC Number: EJ789769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Social Skills Intervention for Children with Autism during Interactive Play at a Public Elementary School
Licciardello, Cristina C.; Harchik, Alan E.; Luiselli, James K.
Education and Treatment of Children, v31 n1 p27-37 2008
We evaluated a social skills intervention with four children who had autism during interactive play with typical peers at a public elementary school. Paraprofessional staff (classroom assistants) used preteaching, rewards, and prompting to increase social initiations by the children toward peers. The children's social responses to peer initiations also were measured and rewarded. Intervention was introduced in a multiple baseline design and produced increases in social interactions between the children and peers. The application of social skills training in naturalistic settings and topics for future research are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A