This three-year research project aimed to help adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) develop their social skills at workplace. The Participants were sampled from senior high schools selected from north, central and south region of Taiwan.The instruments used include as follows: Autism Diagnostic Interview?-Revised; Social Skills Training Video; Teaching Materials of Social Skills Training; Social Skills Self-rating Scale; teaching log, interview, and Social Skills Evaluation Check List. There are three schools participated the pilot study: Totally, 34 students participated the pilot study. After then, the research team revised the teaching materials to two copies to meet the needs of students with different levels of social skills problem. In the third year of the project, the researchers (a) compare the improvement of pre-post test scores between experimental and control groups; (b) analyzed changes of five autism students in social behaviors through class observation by curriculum-based measurement; (c) analyzed the interview data from teachers and trainers, and (d) made synthetic evaluation of the video modeling social skills training course. The major research results are as follows:1.The social skill of experimental group showed significant improvement than control group. 2.Among the experimental group, non-autism students improved their workplace social skills higher than the autism students. Teachers' and trainers' interview indicated that owing to the individual differences, the reinforcement were needed so that to increase the effects of video modeling teaching.
|Effective start/end date
|2017/08/01 → 2020/07/31
- video modeling teaching
- social skills training
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