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ERIC Number: EJ877055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Tiers of Support: A Guide for School-Based Professionals
Sansosti, Frank J.
Psychology in the Schools, v47 n3 p257-281 Mar 2010
The quintessential characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is having difficulty with basic social interactions. Due to the pervasiveness of their social skills difficulties, it is necessary that supports for increasing social skills of children with ASD are included as part of the educational plan within schools. The purpose of this article is to provide educators with a framework for using multiple tiers of instruction to teach social skills to children with ASD. Specifically, a number of evidence-based strategies for teaching social skills are summarized within a systemic, multitiered approach. It is anticipated that such a model proves helpful as educators address issues related to service delivery provisions for students with ASD. (Contains 2 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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