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Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

Handbook of Social Behavior and Skills in Children

Editors: Matson, Johnny L (Ed.)

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  • Examines a broad range of topics relating to children's social behaviors and skills 
  • Explores effects of numerous behavioral disorders and problems on children's social skills excesses and deficits 
  • Addresses issues relating to adaptive and challenging behaviors and how to observe and record social skills 
  • Describes various training models (e.g., social learning, parent and peer treatments, self-control methods, and curricula) 
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About this book

This handbook addresses a broad range of topics relating to children’s social behaviors and skills. It examines numerous disorders and problems that are directly affected by excesses and deficits of social skills. The book begins by providing an overview of the history and definition of social skills, citing it as a critical aspect of children’s development. Chapters discuss developmental issues, provide theories of social competence, and assemble proven strategies for promoting the growth of social skills and for treating their deficits.  The handbook also reviews a variety of methods for assessing various social competencies, including direct and naturalistic observation, skills checklists, self-reports, and functional behavior analysis. In addition, it provides a comprehensive overview of various training methods, including social learning, parent and peer treatments, self-control methods, social skill group programs, and curricula. 
Topics featured in the Handbook include:

  • Current research and practical strategies for promoting children’s social and emotional competence in schools.
  • Social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Intellectual disabilities and their effect on social skills. 
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and its effect on the development of social skills in children.
  • Evidence-based methods of dealing with social difficulties in conduct disorder.  
The Handbook of Social Behavior and Skills in Children is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, child and adolescent psychiatry, and special education.

About the authors

Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Research Master in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. He has also previously held a professorship in psychiatry and clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than 800 publications including 41 books. He served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief for the journals Research in Developmental Disabilities (Elsevier) and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Elsevier) and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer).

Reviews

“This outstanding book paves the way for future research and treatment development as it advances the field of social skills training in children to include children with special needs and neurodevelopmental disorders. This much-needed book is a welcome addition to the field and helps to advance the science, research, and practical application of treatment strategies for improving social behavior and skills in children.” (Michael S. Goldsby, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2018)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • History of Social Skills

    Pages 1-8

    Matson, Johnny L. (et al.)

  • Defining Social Skills

    Pages 9-17

    Little, Steven G. (et al.)

  • Challenging Behavior

    Pages 19-45

    Cividini-Motta, Catia (et al.)

  • Developmental Issues

    Pages 47-62

    Soto-Icaza, Patricia (et al.)

  • Social Competence: Consideration of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Emotional Factors

    Pages 63-82

    Milligan, Karen (et al.)

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Hardcover 207,99 €
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Softcover 207,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Social Behavior and Skills in Children
Editors
  • Johnny L Matson
Series Title
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64592-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64592-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64591-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87829-4
Series ISSN
2192-922X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 390
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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