The Effectiveness of Social Skills Training on Reducing Autistic Children's Behavioral Problems

Mohammad Tahan, Masume Kalantari


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of social skills training on reducing the behavioral problems of children with autism and pseudo-experimental. The statistical population of all autistic children is Mashhad. In this research, a goal-based sampling method is used. 30 children were selected from among children with autism and randomly assigned to two experimental groups (15 people) and control (n = 15). The Shelli & Sorkab Communication Skills Questionnaire (2004) and Rutter's Behavioral Disorder (1964) Then, independent variable, ie social skills training (ten sessions 60 minutes), was performed on the experimental group, while no intervention was performed on the control group. After collecting data, the data were analyzed using covariance analysis. The results showed that social skills training has a positive and significant effect on reducing the behavioral problems of communication skills improvement in autistic children.
Conclusion: Social skills training is a suitable method for reducing behavioral problems and improving communication skills in autistic children. These results can be used by psychologists and counselors.


Autism; Behavioral problems; Social skills

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