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A comparison of external control and problem-solving strategies


O'Reilly, M and Lancioni, G and Sigafoos, J and O'Donoghue, D and Lacey, C and Edrisinha, C, A comparison of external control and problem-solving strategies, Research in developmental disabilities, 25, (5) pp. 399-412. ISSN 0891-4222 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2003.07.003


We compared the effectiveness of a problem-solving and an external control intervention to teach social skills to five adults with mild intellectual disabilities. The social skills of "responding to corrective feedback" and "managing conflict" were targeted for intervention. Each participant received the problem-solving intervention with one social skill and the external control intervention with the other social skill. The comparative effectiveness of the social skills training protocol was evaluated using individual participant alternating treatments designs. Little difference between the intervention protocol was observed in terms of acquisition, generalization, and maintenance of the social skills. Limitations of the current study and suggestions for future research are discussed. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Special education and disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Inclusive education
UTAS Author:Sigafoos, J (Professor Jeffrey Sigafoos)
ID Code:36324
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2005-11-24
Last Modified:2005-11-24

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