Social skills interventions for young children with disabilities: A synthesis of group design studies

Sharon Vaughn, Ae Hwa Kim, Claire V Morris Sloan, Marie Tejero Hughes, Batya Elbaum, Dheepa Sridhar

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This study synthesizes the findings of social skills Interventions conducted with 3- to 5-year-old children with disabilities between 1975 and June of 1999. An extensive search of the professional literature yielded a total of 23 group-design intervention studies that met criteria for inclusion In the synthesis. The synthesis provides a description of the purpose, procedures, measures, and findings of each study as well as an analysis of effect size out-comes In relation to critical features of the primary studies. Positive outcomes were associated with a range of interventions, including modeling, play-related activities, rehearsal/practice, and/or prompting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-15
Number of pages14
JournalRemedial and Special Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


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  • Education

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