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ERIC Number: EJ1086620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Parent- and Self-Reported Social Skills Importance in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Rankin, James A.; Weber, Rebecca J.; Kang, Erin; Lerner, Matthew D.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n1 p273-286 Jan 2016
While social skills are commonly assessed in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), little is known about individuals' and families' beliefs regarding importance of these skills. Seventy-four parents and their children with ASD rated social skills importance and severity, as well as ASD-specific deficit severity. Parents and youth rated social skills as important overall; however, parents reported assertion and self-control to be more important than their children did. Severity and importance did not correlate overall. However, parent-report of responsibility deficits and importance were positively correlated, while youth-report of assertiveness deficits and importance were negatively correlated. Finally, ASD-specific social deficits were positively correlated with parent reported importance, but negatively correlated with child reported importance. Social skills importance ratings merit consideration in ASD assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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