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ERIC Number: EJ916955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Applications of Technology to Teach Social Skills to Children with Autism
DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.; Hyman, Sarah R.; Hirst, Jason M.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n3 p1003-1010 Jul-Sep 2011
Children with autism spectrum disorder show deficits in social skills such as initiating conversation, responding in social situations, social problem-solving, and others. These deficits are targeted through the use of social skills interventions, some of which use a technology-based approach as a resource-efficient alternative to common forms of instruction. The current literature review aims to (a) determine the number of empirical studies using a technology-based social skills intervention, (b) explore the features of social skills targeted in these studies, and (c) analyze the number of studies reporting reliability of the dependent and independent variables. Results indicate that a majority of the studies relied on a video or DVD to deliver the intervention (modeling or feedback), were conducted in school settings, and targeted more than one social skill. The most common social skill addressed was initiating conversation followed by play skills. All but one study included standardized assessment before treatment; however, none of the studies used a published social skills assessment. Like previous research, reliability of the dependent variables was common; however, reliability of the independent variables was infrequent. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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