Using a CBT Approach to teach Social Skills to Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism: Evaluating Changes through a Multiple Baseline Design

Lacretia Loke

University College London

Dr Lacretia Loke has recently completed her Doctorate in Educationaland Child Psychology in University College London (UCL), UK. Prior to her doctoral training, Lacretia was an Associate Psychologist in the Ministry of Education, Singapore. Apart from providing school service delivery, Lacretia has also contributed significantly to the planning, review and implementationof policies related to the support for special needs in Singapore. Her current research interests include: social competence in adolescence, cognitive-behaviour therapy, and factors influencing inclusion and resilience in school.


Social skills deficits are one of the hallmark features of adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD). Yet there are few social skills interventions developed specifically for them, and even fewer have... [ view full abstract ]

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Approval for the study and consent procedures was obtained from the author's University Research Ethics Committee. In accordance with the British Society Code of Ethics and Conduct (2006), permission for participation and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lacretia Loke (University College London)

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Topics: Practice


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