Promoting social communication in high functioning individuals with autistic spectrum disorders

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2003 Jan;12(1):87-106, vi-vii. doi: 10.1016/s1056-4993(02)00047-0.


This article reviews a range of social communication interventions that have been developed for students with autism at the preschool, school age, and adolescent level. Adult-mediated and peer-mediated methods that use highly structured, child-centered, and hybrid methods are examined. Programs that provide information on generalization and maintenance are identified. A set of recommendations for programs that would seem to be most appropriate for students with Asperger syndrome is presented.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Asperger Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Asperger Syndrome / psychology
  • Asperger Syndrome / therapy*
  • Autistic Disorder / diagnosis
  • Autistic Disorder / psychology
  • Autistic Disorder / therapy*
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Intelligence*
  • Peer Group
  • Play and Playthings
  • Social Adjustment
  • Social Behavior*