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Project Title

Project Title

Peer-mediated social skills training

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Levey, Rob

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

8940

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Peer-mediated social skills training (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Seacoast Mental Health Center

State/Country

State/Country

New Hampshire

Project Number

Project Number

6699FS

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Peer-mediated social skills training | 0 | 2010 | 6699FS

 
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