They See Me Rollin', They Playin': Game-Based Social Skills Training (PA492)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:00 AM–10:50 AM

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Students with Autism

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about a novel approach to training social skills within the context of a role-playing game
  2. promote children with ASD's interest in learning social skills
  3. train social skills skills in a more naturalistic and flexible manner


Impairments in social communication and restricted and repetitive behaviors are often associated with debilitating outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Therefore, it is critical to identify successful treatments to promote social skills. This study investigated the effects of a role-playing game on social skill acquisition for four children with ASD. The primary dependent variable was skill acquisition within the context of the game, with a secondary measure of generalized skill acquisition.

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Kate A. Helbig, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Evan H. Dart, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Stefanie R. Schrieber, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

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