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A social cognitive intervention program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Theoretical framework, development and evaluation

posted on 25.08.2020, 05:33 authored by PUI PUI PHOEBE CHEUNG
This thesis examines the effectiveness of a social-cognitive based training for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Hong Kong cross-cultural setting. 74 children aged 6-16 years with ASD have received a 10-weeks training and children and parents are tested before, after and 2-month of time. Quantitative and qualitative analyses have been conducted. Both children and parents are reported to be benefited from the training which included improvement in language and self-control ability, better social interaction and play skills. The effect continues two months later. This lends support to a cost-effective, school-based social skills training for children with ASD.


Principal supervisor

Ted Brown

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Occupational Therapy


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences