Difficulties with social skills and developing social relationships is a key diagnostic characteristic of autism spectrum disorders, and is often an enduring and pervasive issue throughout the life of a person on the autism spectrum. Previous research has demonstrated a clear link between social skill deficits and numerous negative developmental outcomes. The development of effective social interaction skills is critical to successful social, emotional, language, and cognitive development, yet research on social skills programming has produced conflicting results related to the effectiveness of many social skill interventions. The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of the common social skill difficulties exhibited by individuals on the autism spectrum and to provide a summary of effective social skill intervention strategies to promote skill acquisition and enhance the performance of existing social skills.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours
- What's Included
- 33 pages
- Optional $15 certficate
- Identify common social skill deficits
- Tell the differences between skill acquisition versus performance deficits
- Describe social skills assessment techniques
- Describe social skill goals and objectives
- Identify and explain available social skills training strategies
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