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Koenig, Kathleen; White, Susan Williams; Pachler, Maryellen; Lau, Monika; Lewis, Moira; Klin, Ami; Scahill, Lawrence – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2010
A randomized controlled design was employed to evaluate a social skills intervention for children with pervasive developmental disorders. Aims included evaluating the acceptability of the program and gathering preliminary evidence on efficacy. Forty-four children, ages 8-11 years, were randomly assigned to treatment or wait list. Treatment…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Behavior, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Skill Development
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Koenig, Kathleen; De Los Reyes, Andres; Cicchetti, Domenic; Scahill, Lawrence; Klin, Ami – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2009
A consistent result in the evaluation of group-delivered intervention to promote social reciprocity in children with PDDs is that outcome data are inconclusive. Lack of robust evidence of efficacy confounds understanding of these interventions and their value to the field. It is conceivable that the construct of impaired social reciprocity in PDD…
Descriptors: Intervention, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Group Activities
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White, Susan Williams; Scahill, Lawrence; Klin, Ami; Koenig, Kathleen; Volkmar, Fred R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
This project was undertaken to identify child characteristics associated with educational placement and service use in high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. The sample of 101 (nine females) had a mean age of 12 plus or minus 3 years (mean IQ = 101.77 plus or minus 19.50). Results indicate that lower-cognitive ability and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Special Education, Communication Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Koenig, Kathleen; Klin, Ami; Schultz, Robert – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2004
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a genetic form of mental retardation, involves a myriad of physical and behavioral problems. Poor social adjustment has been reported, but the origin of this difficulty is unknown. The Social Attribution Task, a measure of one's ability to make appropriate social attributions from an ambiguous visual display [Klin…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Social Adjustment, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence