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Peer-mediated social skills training  

Seacoast Mental Health Center's Spectrum Services will expand its treatment services to include a Peer-Mediated Social Skills component that will pair children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with middle- and high-school-aged youth. Incorporating the latest evidence-based ABA techniques, this program will provide children and young adults with ASD with opportunities to learn specific actions and activities by imitating and modeling the behaviors of their peer mentors while engaging in a number of confidence building activities. In addition, peer participants will not only model specific actions and behaviors, but will also present verbal directions to the children with ASD under the guidance of trained staff. The training provided to the peers, as well as staff members, will enable this program to expand beyond the needs of the current group served. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Current Award Period 2009-2010
Project Number 6699FS
Principal Investigator Levey, Rob
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Behavioral
Strategic Plan Objective New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4LD. Support at least five community-based studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions and services in broader community settings by 2015. Such studies may include comparative effectiveness research studies that assess the relative effectiveness of: o Different and/or combined medical, pharmacological, nutritional, behavioral, service-provision, and parent- or caregiver-implemented treatments; o Scalable early intervention programs for implementation in underserved, low-resource, and low-literacy populations; and o Studies of widely used community intervention models for which extensive published data are not available. Outcome measures should include assessment of potential harm as a result of autism treatments, as well as positive outcomes. IACC Recommended Budget: $37,500,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Seacoast Mental Health Center
State/Country New Hampshire
Web Link 1 Peer-mediated social skills training (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects Peer-mediated social skills training | $8,940.00 | 2009 | 6699FS