HEADLINE – CART scientist Dr. Kasari’s study voted “Top 10 Research Advances of 2012” by Autism Speaks
Peer Training Outperforms Traditional Autism Interventions
Training classmates produces greater gains in social inclusion than even one-on-one training between therapist and child.
This year, the findings of a landmark study argue for a shift away from relying solely on such standard social-skills training and toward greater emphasis on teaching classmates how to interact with children who have social challenges.The study was led by educational psychologist Connie Kasari, Ph.D., of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment. It appeared in the April issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Please note; a summary of Dr. Kasri's study is listed #8, starting on page 21 of attached PDF file.