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ERIC Number: EJ846768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1554-4893
Social Skills versus Skilled Social Behavior: A Problematic Distinction in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Romanczyk, Raymond G.; White, Sara; Gillis, Jennifer M.
Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v2 n3 p177-193 Fall 2005
The primary core deficit in autism spectrum disorders is social development. While frequently acknowledged as a critical aspect of intervention for improved functioning, research on the specifics of social development and effective models of intervention is not commensurate with the acknowledged importance. We present a model of social competence that is derived from a behavioral molecular analysis approach, but which is presented in a broad ecological context. We distinguish social skills from skilled social behavior and present specific clinical examples that are derived from the model. (Contains 1 figure.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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