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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012 Feb;59(1):165-74, xii. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2011.10.001.

Social skills training for children with autism.

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Department of Psychiatry, Seattle Children's Hospital, Autism Clinic, M/S CAC, 4909 25th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA. amy.bohlander@seattlechildrens.org

Abstract

This article summarizes the current literature on social skills training for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The article describes several different methods of social skills training, along with a summary of research findings on effectiveness. Interventions described include social skills groups, peer mentoring/training, social stories, and video modeling. The article also describes information about accessing social skills training services, and concludes with future directions and recommendations for pediatricians.

PMID:
22284800
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2011.10.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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