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ERIC Number: EJ854178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Evidence-Based Social Skills Interventions for Children with Autism: A Meta-Analysis
Wang, Peishi; Spillane, Anne
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v44 n3 p318-342 Sep 2009
The purpose of this study was to provide a synthesis of research studies published in the last ten years on interventions to increase social skills for children and adolescents with ASD, examine the outcomes of these studies and evaluate whether a given intervention meets the criteria for evidence-based practice. Thirty-eight studies were included in this review, of which 36 were single subject research studies and 2 group experimental studies. Results varied widely both between intervention types, and with the different studies within each intervention type. While Social Stories, Peer-Mediated, and Video-Modeling all met the criteria for evidence-based, a closer look at percentage of nonoverlapping data points (PND) shows that only Video-Modeling meets criteria for being evidence-based as well as demonstrating high effectiveness as an intervention strategy. (Contains 2 tables.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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