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Mandelberg, Josh; Laugeson, Elizabeth Ann; Cunningham, Tina D.; Ellingsen, Ruth; Bates, Shannon; Frankel, Fred – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Social deficits are a hallmark characteristic among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), yet few evidence-based interventions exist aimed at improving social skills for this population, and none have examined the maintenance of treatment gains years after the intervention has ended. This study examines the durability of the Program…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Hartley, Sigan L.; Birgenheir, Denis G. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in adults with intellectual disability (ID), yet little is known about depressive behaviors in an ID population. This study examined the nonverbal social skills of 18 adults with mild ID diagnosed with depression and a matched sample of adults with mild ID without depression. Nonverbal…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology), Interpersonal Competence