publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Social Skills in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The UCLA PEERS(®) Program.

Elizabeth A. Laugeson; Alexander Gantman; Steven K. Kapp; Kaely Orenski; Ruth Ellingsen;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Research suggests that impaired social skills are often the most significant challenge for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet few evidence-based social skills interventions exist for adults on the spectrum. This replication trial tested the effectiveness of PEERS, a caregiver-assisted social skills program for high-functioning young adults with ASD. Using a randomized controlled design, 22 young adults 18–24 years of age were randomly assigned to a treatment (n = 12) or delayed treatment control (n = 10) group. Results revealed that the treatment group improved significantly in overall social skills, frequency of social engagement, and social skills ...
Medical Subject Headings: behavioral disciplines and activitieseducation
free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/core/subjects/psychology, Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology
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