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Evidence-Based Social Skills Interventions for Children with Autism: A Meta-analysis

@article{Wang2009EvidenceBasedSS,
  title={Evidence-Based Social Skills Interventions for Children with Autism: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Peishi Wang and Anne P Spillane},
  journal={Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={318-342}
}
  • Peishi Wang, A. Spillane
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities
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