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Bellini, Scott; Benner, Lauren; Peters-Myszak, Jessica – Beyond Behavior, 2009
Social skills training (SST) is a topic of great importance in the field of autism as social skill deficits are a prominent feature of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Improving and/or facilitating the acquisition and performance of social skills across multiple settings should be the primary purpose of SST. Unfortunately, few children receive SST…
Descriptors: Autism, Program Effectiveness, Interpersonal Competence, Teaching Methods
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Schertz, Hannah H.; Baker, Crystal; Hurwitz, Sarah; Benner, Lauren – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2011
This review examines how recommended practices for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are integrated into interventions in the first generation of research targeting toddlers with ASD. The purpose was not to review intervention effectiveness, which is addressed in other reviews; rather, it was to assess reported intervention methods in…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Autism, Toddlers, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bellini, Scott; Peters, Jessica K.; Benner, Lauren; Hopf, Andrea – Remedial and Special Education, 2007
Social skills deficits are a central feature of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This meta-analysis of 55 single-subject design studies examined the effectiveness of school-based social skills interventions for children and adolescents with ASD. Intervention, maintenance, and generalization effects were measured by computing the percentage of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Interpersonal Competence, Meta Analysis