Teaching social skills to emotionally disturbed adolescent inpatient

R. M. Foxx, M. J. McMorrow, M. Hernandez

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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 Residential Treatment
Volume2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Foxx, R. M., McMorrow, M. J., & Hernandez, M. (1987). Teaching social skills to emotionally disturbed adolescent inpatient. Behavioral Residential Treatment, 2(2), 77-88.
Foxx, R. M. ; McMorrow, M. J. ; Hernandez, M. / Teaching social skills to emotionally disturbed adolescent inpatient. In: Behavioral Residential Treatment. 1987 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 77-88.
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In: Behavioral Residential Treatment, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.01.1987, p. 77-88.

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