M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Committee Member 1
Asperger's syndrome; Social skills--Study and teaching
Child Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purpose of this study was a single subject design (a) measuring where in social skills ability, a male high school student diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, is deficient based off of 5 subscales of social skills and then (b) creating an intervention focused on improving the areas of weakness to help the student function socially. The five subscales that the skills were grouped under with social awareness, social cognition, social communication, social motivation and autistic mannerisms. A within-subject design was run for t-scores and the student measured to have the biggest area of weakness in the areas of social awareness, social communication and autistic mannerisms. Due to a social skills group for selected students that were assigned by the school, intervention was still in progress during the submitting of this report. Implications for future intervention strategies e.g., are discussed.
Fair, Louis, "Social skills and attributions of Asperger's Syndrome" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 97.