Summary of the Systematic Review

Article Citation

Social Skills Interventions for Young Children with Disabilities: A Synthesis of Group Design Studies

Vaughn, S., Kim, A.-H., et al. (2003).
Remedial and Special Education, 24(1), 2-15.
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Sponsoring Body

U.S. Department of Education

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  • No The review states a clearly focused question/aim.
  • Yes Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided.
  • Yes Search strategy described in sufficient detail for replication.
  • No Included studies are assessed for study quality.
  • N/A Quality assessments are reproducible.
  • Yes Characteristics of the included studies are provided.

Article Details

Description

This is a systematic review of group design studies of social skills interventions for young children with disabilities.

Questions/Aims Addressed

Question/aim not specifically stated

Population

Young children with disabilities

Intervention/Assessment

Social skills interventions

Number of Studies Included

23

Years Included

1975-June 1999


Conclusions from This Systematic Review

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Treatment

"In general, interventions that included modeling, play-related activities, rehearsal/ practice, and/or prompting were associated with positive social outcomes for children with disabilities" (p. 12).

Keywords: Multiple Populations/Conditions, Modeling, Prompting, Rehearsal/Role Play

"Social skills programs that were embedded into regular class programs by teachers [yielded improvements in social outcomes for children with disabilities]" (pp.12-13).

Keywords: Provider, Setting, Multiple Populations/Conditions, Social Skills Treatments/Groups

"Interventions that involved an intensive social skills program [yielded improvements in social outcomes for children with disabilities]" (pp.12-13).

Keywords: Dosage, Multiple Populations/Conditions, Social Skills Treatments/Groups

"Interventions that provided integrated/social interaction groups for children with and without disabilities [yielded improvements in social outcomes for children with disabilities]" (pp. 12-13).

Keywords: Format, Multiple Populations/Conditions

"Interventions that included both instruction in social skills and behavioral contingencies for appropriate and inappropriate behaviors [yielded improvements in social outcomes for children with disabilities]" (pp.12-13).

Keywords: Multiple Populations/Conditions, Behavioral Interventions, Social Skills Treatments/Groups

"Interventions that trained parents or peers as models to promote appropriate social behaviors [yielded improvements in social outcomes for children with disabilities]" (pp.12-13).

Keywords: Multiple Populations/Conditions, Peer/Parent-Mediated Interventions

Service Delivery

"Social skills programs that were embedded into regular class programs by teachers [yielded improvements in social outcomes for children with disabilities]" (pp.12-13).

Keywords: Provider, Setting, Multiple Populations/Conditions, Social Skills Treatments/Groups

"Interventions that involved an intensive social skills program [yielded improvements in social outcomes for children with disabilities]" (pp.12-13).

Keywords: Dosage, Multiple Populations/Conditions, Social Skills Treatments/Groups

"Interventions that provided integrated/social interaction groups for children with and without disabilities [yielded improvements in social outcomes for children with disabilities]" (pp. 12-13).

Keywords: Format, Multiple Populations/Conditions

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