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ERIC Number: EJ916609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Effectiveness of a Social Skills Training Program with School Age Children: Transition to the Clinical Setting
Sim, Leslie; Whiteside, Stephen P.; Dittner, Carrie A.; Mellon, Michael
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v15 n4 p408-417 Aug 2006
Interventions that mobilize the parents to coach and reinforce their children's social skills have been shown to improve children's social functioning and decrease inappropriate social behaviors in the home and at school. However, few studies have examined whether these treatment outcomes can be successfully transferred from the research to the clinical setting. We examined the effectiveness of a 12-session manualized social skills intervention involving parent participation. As part of regular clinical practice, measures of children's social skills, self-control, and psychopathology were collected pre- and post-treatment. Findings suggest that parent ratings of children's social skills and self-control improved and aggressive behavior decreased.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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