Effectiveness of Adapted Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) in Adolescents with ASD
Effectiveness of Adapted PEERS® in adolescents with ASD
Keywords:PEERS, ASD, Social Skills Knowledge
PEERS® for Adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for autistic youth and adolescents with other social challenges. Objective: To examine the effectiveness of the PEERS intervention in Pakistani adolescents with ASD. Methods: Total 98 parents (Mage = 41.60, SD = 3.90), and 63 teachers (Mean age = 36.63, SD = 7.80) of 98 adolescents (Mean age = 14.39, SD = 1.80) with ASD were recruited from two schools of Islamabad and one school of Rawalpindi via purposive sampling. Results: Findings demonstrated significant improvements in social skills knowledge of adolescents with adopted PEERS, F (1, 93) = 36.38, p<.001. Conclusions: Results indicated that PEERS is an effective program to enhance the overall socialization of Pakistani Adolescents with ASD.
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