Training peers improves social outcomes for kids with ASD – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A more common way to train children with autism spectrum disorder is direct. Dr. Connie Kasari from UCLA explains one example.
Kasari: A very common social skills invention is one that's done off campus in a clinical setting. And that's a social skills group that usually has children from lots of different places that don't really know each other and they follow a set format. And they mostly try to hit on those common social interaction problems that most children will have.
Narrator: But new research shows that training peers may be more helpful for children with autism spectrum disorder. For more on peer-mediated training, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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