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This training teaches children the skills they need to interact with their peers. It includes repeating and reinforcing certain behaviors. Social skills training can help improve relationships.1

The Children's Friendship Training intervention,2 for instance, helps elementary school-age children improve several social skills:

  • Conversation
  • Handling teasing
  • Being a good sport
  • Showing good host behavior during play dates

  1. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. (2011). Strategic Plan. Retrieved April 30, 2012, from http://iacc.hhs.gov/events/2010/121410/q4_update_121410.pdf (PDF - 105 KB) [top]
  2. Frankel, F., Myatt, R., Sugar, C., Whitham, C., Gorospe, C. M., & Laugeson, E. (2010). A randomized controlled study of parent-assisted Children's Friendship Training with children having autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(7), 827-842. [top]

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012
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