Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Applied Peer-Mentored Social Skills Program for Elementary-Aged Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Grant Proposal
by Asghari, Sara, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 54; 13814508
Abstract (Summary)

The number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is currently at 1 in 59 and increasing every year. Students with ASD face unique challenges compared to their typical peers. Literature shows that these students face higher rates of bullying, higher likelihood of developing anxiety disorders, increased chance of isolation, and deficiencies in social skills. The goal of this project was to develop a grant proposal for a program that uses peer mentors to target social skills for elementary students with ASD. The program aims to teach these students appropriate skills that will not only facilitate school success, but also improve their daily interactions with others in both their personal and future professional lives. The submission or funding of this grant proposal was not a requirement for the completion of the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: ASD, Autism, Grant, Social Skills
Publication Number: 13814508
ISBN: 9781085568043
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