Social Skills Interventions for Children with Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism: A Review and Recommendations

@article{Rao2008SocialSI,
  title={Social Skills Interventions for Children with Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism: A Review and Recommendations},
  author={Patricia A Rao and Deborah C. Beidel and Michael J. Murray},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={353-361}
}
This paper reviews the literature examining social skills training (SST) programs for youth with AS/HFA, with an emphasis on critically evaluating efficacy and highlighting areas of future research. The review highlights the disparity between SST programs described in the extant literature, including lack of a universal definition of social skills, various levels of intensity and duration of treatment, divergent theoretical backgrounds, and variety in services provided in clinic or classroom… Expand

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