Our Senior Clinical Director, Sabrina Daneshvar, just published her latest dissertation. The study compared the efficacy of two procedures, a photo activity schedule intervention and Social Stories, to teach social skills to four children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. An adapted alternating treatments design with an additional multiple baseline control was used, and two social skills were targeted for each of the four participants, one under each intervention condition.
Results indicated that all four participants learned the target social behaviors with the photo activity schedule intervention, but did not learn target social behaviours with Social Stories. Findings support the use of a photo activity intervention for teaching social skills to children with ASD.
You can read the full dissertation here.