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ERIC Number: EJ895953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7227
"Play Skills" for Shy Children: Development of a "Social Skills Facilitated Play" Early Intervention Program for Extremely Inhibited Preschoolers
Coplan, Robert J.; Schneider, Barry H.; Matheson, Adrienne; Graham, Allison
Infant and Child Development, v19 n3 p223-237 May-Jun 2010
The aim of the present study was to develop and provide a preliminary evaluation of a social-skills-based early intervention program specifically designed to assist extremely inhibited preschoolers. Participants were a sample of n = 522 extremely inhibited preschool-aged children, who were randomly assigned to either the "Social Skills Facilitated Play" (SST) or "Waitlist Control" (WLC) condition. As compared to wait-list controls, extremely inhibited children who participated in the SST-facilitated play program sessions demonstrated a significantly greater post-intervention decrease in observed socially wary behaviours and a significantly greater increase in social and socially competent behaviours at preschool. Results are discussed in terms of the importance of developing and refining early intervention programs for extremely inhibited young children. (Contains 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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