Assessment of Social Skills in Visually Handicapped Adolescents
Behaviour Research and Therapy
The present study provided a comprehensive behavioral assessment of social skill in visually-handicapped adolescents. Role-play tests, standardized interviews, parent ratings and judgments of physical attractiveness were employed to evaluate level of social functioning among: (1)18 visually- handicapped adolescents in a residential school; (2) 17 visually-handicapped adolescents in public schools; and (3) 17 sighted adolescents in public schools. Results indicated that visually-handicapped adolescents exhibited deficits on selected verbal components of social skill. Moreover, these deficiencies were most apparent in visually-handicapped Ss from a residential setting. Findings are discussed in terms of the utility of social skills training for a subset of visually-handicapped adolescents and the importance of additional controlled research with visually-handicapped persons.
Van Hasselt, V. B.,
Kazdin, A. E.
(1984). Assessment of Social Skills in Visually Handicapped Adolescents. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 23(1), 53-63.
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