publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Manualized social skills group training for children and adolescents with higher functioning autism spectrum disorder: protocol of a naturalistic multicenter, randomized controlled trial

Nora Choque Olsson; Kristiina Tammimies; Sven Bölte;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: Translational Developmental Psychiatry
Abstract
Abstract Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social communication and interaction, and the presence of stereotyped, repetitive and restricted behavior, interests, and activities. Despite prior studies showing moderate efficacy of social skills group training (SSGT) for children and adolescents with ASD, its effectiveness remains unclear. To investigate the efficacy and effectiveness of SSGT, we have initiated a large randomized controlled multicenter trial of the manualized SSGT program ‘KONTAKT’ in N =288 children and adolescents with high functioning ASD and psychiatric comorbidities (attenti...
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free text keywords: Comorbidity, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychology, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Clinical psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Autism, Autism spectrum disorder, Social skills, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Asperger syndrome, Anxiety, medicine.symptom
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