Targeting social skills deficits in an adolescent with pervasive developmental disorder.

TitleTargeting social skills deficits in an adolescent with pervasive developmental disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHagopian LP, Kuhn DE, Strother GE
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume42
Issue4
Pagination907-11
Date Published2009 Winter
Abstract

Social skills deficits are a defining feature of individuals diagnosed with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which can impair functioning and put the individual at higher risk for developing problem behavior (e.g., self-injury, aggression). In the current study, an adolescent with PDD displayed inappropriate social behavior (inappropriate comments, social withdrawal, and touching others without their permission) during social interactions. An intervention using instructions, differential reinforcement, and corrective feedback successfully reduced inappropriate social behaviors.

DOI10.1242/jcs.031427
Alternate JournalJ Appl Behav Anal