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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Susan W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorScarpa-Friedman, Angelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorConner, Caitlin M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMaddox, Brenda B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBonete, Sarayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-12T17:01:10Z
dc.date.available2016-10-12T17:01:10Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-01en_US
dc.identifier.issn1088-3576en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73205
dc.description.abstractDespite the impact of social disability on the lives of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), we know little about how to assess clinical improvement in this domain. This is a preliminary study of the potential utility and sensitivity of a novel observational rating system, the Contextual Assessment of Social Skills (CASS), as a treatment outcome measure with cognitively unimpaired adults with ASD. Five cognitively unimpaired adults with ASD completed the CASS, before and after a group social skills intervention. Based on ratings made by evaluators masked to assessment (pre-treatment or post-treatment), reliable change indices were computed to assess improvement. Four participants demonstrated significant improvement in conversational involvement, two initiated significantly more topic changes, and one asked more questions. Laboratory-based observational measures, such as the CASS, may be useful in clinical trials for adults with ASD, though further evaluation with larger samples is required.
dc.format.extent3 - 12 (10) page(s)en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Incen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000349691200001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=930d57c9ac61a043676db62af60056c1en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Specialen_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Developmentalen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_US
dc.subjectEducation & Educational Researchen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectautismen_US
dc.subjectadulten_US
dc.subjecttreatmenten_US
dc.subjectsocialen_US
dc.subjectassessmenten_US
dc.subjectPSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIESen_US
dc.subjectINTERVENTION RESEARCHen_US
dc.subjectINTERACTION ANXIETYen_US
dc.subjectCHILDRENen_US
dc.subjectADOLESCENTSen_US
dc.subjectPHOBIAen_US
dc.subjectMETAANALYSISen_US
dc.subjectINDIVIDUALSen_US
dc.subjectSPAI-23en_US
dc.titleEvaluating Change in Social Skills in High-Functioning Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder Using a Laboratory-Based Observational Measureen_US
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.description.notesPublished (Publication status)en_US
dc.title.serialFOCUS ON AUTISM AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIESen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1088357614539836
dc.identifier.volume30en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
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