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An Analysis of the Experimental Case Studies in Related to Social Skills in Children with Autistic Disorder: A Review of Research from 1997 to 2006

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2007, 8(4), pp.409-425
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Kang, Minchae 1 Kwak Seung Chul 1

1공주대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research was to experimental Case Studies in related to social skills in children with autistic disorder. For this, 40 single-subject design research articles that were published from 1997 to 2006. The effectiveness of practices was examined according to the criterion of the American Psychology Association. Methodology characteristics were analysed according to subjects, settings, and research design. The quality features of study that were assessed included fidelity of intervention, maintenance and generalization of effects, social validity, and others.The results of this study were as follows: first, practices with well-established evidence of effectiveness were multiple settings and activeness, cognitive strategies, peer-mediated interventions, functional curriculum, augmentative and alternative communication, visual support, functional assessment and positive behavior support, family involvement; Second, the major subjects were boys; the major research settings were treatment institute, and the research studies primarily employed multiple baseline experimental design; Third, the analysis of quality features found insufficient fidelity of interventions procedures and evidence of generalization effect and social validity, and relative, and relative sufficiency with regard to the evidence of effectiveness and maintenance

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