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Cross-cultural adaptation to Australia of the KONTAKT© Social Skills Group Training Program for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A feasibility study
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, CHILD. School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7275-3472
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
Autism Association of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.
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2020 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 50, p. 4297-4316Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigated the feasibility and cultural validity of KONTAKT©, a manualised social skills group training, in improving the social functioning of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). KONTAKT© was delivered to 17 adolescents (mage = 14.09, SDage = 1.43; 70% male) with ASD over sixteen 90 min sessions. A pre-test post-test design evaluated changes in personally meaningful social goals, symptom severity, quality of life, interpersonal efficacy, social anxiety, loneliness, and facial emotion recognition at pre, post and 3 months follow-up. Focus groups were conducted post intervention. Findings indicate that KONTAKT© may support Australian adolescents with ASD in achieving their personally meaningful social goals. This study resulted in finalisation of KONTAKT© in preparation for evaluation of its efficacy in a randomised controlled trial (Australian New Zealand Clinical Registry (ANZCTR): ACTRN12617001117303, ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT03294668).

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Springer, 2020. Vol. 50, p. 4297-4316
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Adolescents, Autism spectrum disorder, Cross-cultural adaptation, Feasibility, KONTAKT©, Social skills group training, Social skills intervention
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-48155DOI: 10.1007/s10803-020-04477-5ISI: 000524892100003PubMedID: 32270385Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85083374567Local ID: ;HLKCHILDISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-48155DiVA, id: diva2:1424535
Available from: 2020-04-17 Created: 2020-04-17 Last updated: 2021-01-08Bibliographically approved

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