SOCIAL SKILLS INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Deficits in pretend play, perspective taking, initiating and responding to others, as well as other severe social impairments, are characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is an increasing need for social skills development-focused therapy as the number of children diagnosed with autism rises. Social skills therapies have advanced over the years, combining video technology and naturalistic training methods. It has been demonstrated that many of these studies generalize to different contexts, participants, and people who were not directly participated in the study. Although the small sample sizes make extrapolating the results to the entire population somewhat challenging, ongoing replication of these research and the creation of more complex social skills interventions may result in a more expansive interpretation and application. The critical research on social skill treatments is reviewed in this article.
Keywords: Social skills interventions, Children, Autism spectrum disorder.
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