Teaching social skills to emotionally disturbed adolescent inpatients

Richard Foxx, Martin J. McMorrow, Michele Hernandez, Martha Kyle, Ron G. Bittle

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A social skills training program was evaluated with emotionally disturbed adolescent inpatients. The targeted social skills required an action or reaction within six skill areas. The program was adapted from a commercially available social skills training game that features the use of response specific feedback, self‐monitoring, individualized reinforcers, and individualized performance criteria. A peer conducted the baseline and posttraining sessions while the training was conducted by an adult who had no previous interactive history with the subjects. A multiple baseline design across groups demonstrated that the program increased appropriate responding in all skill areas and that these effects generalized during the posttraining peer conducted sessions. A generalization test indicated that the subjects used their newly learned skills with a novel adult outside the training setting. The program appears quite applicable to emotionally disturbed adolescents since it targets skills in a variety of areas and employs standardized procedures to enhance replicability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-88
Number of pages12
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Foxx, R., McMorrow, M. J., Hernandez, M., Kyle, M., & Bittle, R. G. (1987). Teaching social skills to emotionally disturbed adolescent inpatients. Behavioral Interventions, 2(2), 77-88. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.2360020202
Foxx, Richard ; McMorrow, Martin J. ; Hernandez, Michele ; Kyle, Martha ; Bittle, Ron G. / Teaching social skills to emotionally disturbed adolescent inpatients. In: Behavioral Interventions. 1987 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 77-88.
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Foxx, R, McMorrow, MJ, Hernandez, M, Kyle, M & Bittle, RG 1987, 'Teaching social skills to emotionally disturbed adolescent inpatients', Behavioral Interventions, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 77-88. https://doi.org/10.1002/bin.2360020202

Teaching social skills to emotionally disturbed adolescent inpatients. / Foxx, Richard; McMorrow, Martin J.; Hernandez, Michele; Kyle, Martha; Bittle, Ron G.

In: Behavioral Interventions, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.01.1987, p. 77-88.

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