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ERIC Number: EJ1194422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Preliminary Efficacy of a Daily Living Skills Intervention for Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Duncan, Amie; Ruble, Lisa A.; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen; Thomas, Carrie; Stark, Lori J.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v22 n8 p983-994 Nov 2018
Daily living skills deficits are strongly associated with poor adult outcomes for individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, and yet, there are no group interventions targeting daily living skills. Seven adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their parents participated in a feasibility pilot of a 12-week manualized group treatment targeting specific daily living skills (i.e. morning routine, cooking, laundry, and money management). Outcomes included the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition (Vineland-II) age equivalence scores and four goal attainment scaling scores. Adolescents demonstrated significant improvement on two Vineland-II subdomains and on all goal attainment scaling scores at post-treatment and 6-month follow-up. The intervention has promise for improving critical daily living skills' deficits that affect independent living and employment. Limitations and implications for future studies are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale; Goal Attainment Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: 5KL2TR00142603