Social skills training for children with autism

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012 Feb;59(1):165-74, xii. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2011.10.001.


This article summarizes the current literature on social skills training for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The article describes several different methods of social skills training, along with a summary of research findings on effectiveness. Interventions described include social skills groups, peer mentoring/training, social stories, and video modeling. The article also describes information about accessing social skills training services, and concludes with future directions and recommendations for pediatricians.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Behavior Therapy / methods
  • Books
  • Child
  • Child Development Disorders, Pervasive / psychology
  • Child Development Disorders, Pervasive / therapy*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Language Development Disorders / psychology
  • Language Development Disorders / therapy
  • Mentors
  • Narration
  • Peer Group
  • Social Behavior Disorders / psychology
  • Social Behavior Disorders / therapy*
  • Video Recording