Social Skills Training Fact Sheet
Social skills training (SST) involves group or individual instruction designed to teach learners to appropriately interact with typically developing peers. Most social skills meetings include instruction on basic concepts, role-playing or practice, and feedback to help learners acquire and practice communication, play, or social skills to promote positive interactions with peers.
SST meets evidence-based criteria with 7 group design and 8 single case design studies.
According to the evidence-based studies, this intervention has been effective for toddlers (0-2 years) to young adults (19-22 years) with ASD.
SST can be used effectively to address social, communication, behavior, play, and cognitive skills.
Fettig, A. (2013). Social skills training (SST) fact sheet. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Adapted from: Collet-Klingenberg, L. (2009). Overview of social skills groups. Madison: University of Wisconsin, Waisman Center, The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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