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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

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2010

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

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 | 8940 | 2009 | 6699FS

 
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