A Programmatic Description of a Social Skills Group for Young Children With Autism

Justin B. Leaf, Wesley H. Dotson, Misty L. Oppenheim-Leaf, James A. Sherman, Jan B. Sheldon

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Abstract

Deficits in social skills are a common problem for children with autism. One method of developing appropriate social skills in children with autism has been group instruction. To date, however, group instruction has produced mixed results. The purpose of this article is to describe a promising method of teaching social skills to children in small groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-121
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in Early Childhood Special Education
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Keywords

  • applied behavior analysis
  • autism
  • group instruction
  • social skills

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