Teaching Social Skills to Adolescents and Young Adults
Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty developing friendships and intimate relationships. There are limited data describing optimal social skills to guide clinical practice. The purpose of this talk is to describe assessment and interventions for conversational skill deficits. Conversations are requisite to more advanced social skills. I will discuss how to identify conversation skills in need of intervention and how to design relevant teaching contexts. I will review findings from my lab’s recent research on teaching conversation skills.
At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe how to assess relevant conversation and social skills,
- Understand how multiple control applies to conversation and social skills,
- Describe how to program relevant stimulus conditions to teach conversation and social skills,
- Describe how to program differential attention as a reinforcer.
- Presenter: Stephanie Hood, Ph.D., BCBA-D
- Duration: 100min
- 2 Learning BACB CE Hours