Evaluating Change in Social Skills in High-Functioning Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder Using a Laboratory-Based Observational Measure

dc.contributor.authorWhite, Susan W.en
dc.contributor.authorScarpa, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorConner, Caitlin M.en
dc.contributor.authorMaddox, Brenda B.en
dc.contributor.authorBonete, Sarayen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-12T17:01:10Zen
dc.date.available2016-10-12T17:01:10Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-01en
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.en
dc.description.versionPublished versionen
dc.format.extent3 - 12 (10) page(s)en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1088357614539836en
dc.identifier.issn1088-3576en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73205en
dc.identifier.volume30en
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.publisherSAGEen
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dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectEducation, Specialen
dc.subjectPsychology, Developmentalen
dc.subjectRehabilitationen
dc.subjectEducation & Educational Researchen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectautismen
dc.subjectadulten
dc.subjecttreatmenten
dc.subjectsocialen
dc.subjectassessmenten
dc.subjectPSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIESen
dc.subjectINTERVENTION RESEARCHen
dc.subjectINTERACTION ANXIETYen
dc.subjectCHILDRENen
dc.subjectADOLESCENTSen
dc.subjectPHOBIAen
dc.subjectMETAANALYSISen
dc.subjectINDIVIDUALSen
dc.subjectSPAI-23en
dc.titleEvaluating Change in Social Skills in High-Functioning Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder Using a Laboratory-Based Observational Measureen
dc.title.serialFocus On Autism And Other Developmental Disabilitiesen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Techen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/All T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Faculty of Health Sciencesen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Scienceen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Science/COS T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Science/Psychologyen
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