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(p. 90) Naturalistic Approaches to Social Skills Training and Development 

(p. 90) Naturalistic Approaches to Social Skills Training and Development
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(p. 90) Naturalistic Approaches to Social Skills Training and Development
Author(s):

Mark F. O’Reilly

, Audrey Sorrells

, Summer Gainey

, Jeff Sigafoos

, Giulio E. Lancioni

, Russell Lang

, Mandy Risploi

, and Tonya Davis

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199941575.003.0006
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date: 18 August 2018

Deficits in social skills are a defining characteristic of autism spectrum disorders. A variety of evidence-based interventions are available to treat such deficits. These interventions include modelling, reinforcement, peer tutoring, social problem-solving, and social skills training groups. Each of these interventions is described with illustrative examples from the research literature. Recommendations for conducting assessment of social skills and matching interventions to the person’s social context are presented.

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