Training Blind Adolescents in Social Skills
Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Training in social skills was given to 4 14–20 yr old blind, unassertive females (WISC-R IQs 73–86). Behaviors requiring modification were identified for each S by rating videotapes of role-played interactions. Training consisted of instructions, feedback, behavioral rehearsal, modeling, and manual guidance. Behaviors were treated sequentially and cumulatively in a multiple baseline format. The treatment was generally effective in that most behaviors selected for modification changed markedly. However, a follow-up after 4 wks indicated a decrease in some responses. "Booster" sessions were used to facilitate return to posttreatment levels. Follow-ups after 8 and 10 wks showed that this goal had been reached. (18 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Van Hasselt, V. B.,
Kazdin, A. E.,
Mastantuono, A. K.
(1983). Training Blind Adolescents in Social Skills. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 77(5), 199-203.
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