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ERIC Number: EJ818338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
LEGO[R] Therapy and the Social Use of Language Programme: An Evaluation of Two Social Skills Interventions for Children with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Owens, Gina; Granader, Yael; Humphrey, Ayla; Baron-Cohen, Simon
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n10 p1944-1957 Nov 2008
LEGO[R] therapy and the Social Use of Language Programme (SULP) were evaluated as social skills interventions for 6-11 year olds with high functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. Children were matched on CA, IQ, and autistic symptoms before being randomly assigned to LEGO or SULP. Therapy occurred for 1 h/week over 18 weeks. A no-intervention control group was also assessed. Results showed that the LEGO therapy group improved more than the other groups on autism-specific social interaction scores (Gilliam Autism Rating Scale). Maladaptive behaviour decreased significantly more in the LEGO and SULP groups compared to the control group. There was a non-significant trend for SULP and LEGO groups to improve more than the no-intervention group in communication and socialisation skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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