Social Skills Differences Between The Autism Spectrum Disorder: Critical Analysis

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Difficulties in social interaction are a prominent feature of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These difficulties are a source elevated anxiety to social interactions for individuals with ASD. In the article titled “Social Skills Differences Between the Autism Spectrum Disorders” by A. Kozlowski, J. Matson, & B. Belva published on April 2012 in the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities categorizes in researches social skills between three ASD groups. The three categories include 57 children between the ages of 4 through the age of 16 diagnosed with Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) that do not have co-occurring intellectual
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In addition to the children with high functioning autism such as Asperger’s provided significant improvements in adaptive/appropriate social skills, these children demonstrated increased abilities to displayed negative or unappropriated behaviors.
The research discovers although children within the higher functional spectrum have the ability to develop positive social interaction skills, may also have the ability to understand a purpose of negative behavior and a willingness to display
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Not only do these skills promote wellbeing of the child with autism, it is the glue that creates a family bond. Parents, caregivers, and peers are dependent on these vital skills to provide to the physical and emotional needs of their children. Developing social skills creates opportunities of expression and emotion needed, not only in society; they are the foundation of mankind.
Providing opportunities to offset obstacles and struggles of social interaction, which create valuable support, relieves the unimaginable obstacles that allow us to learn and express ourselves. Feeling the voids of communication skills provides therapy that may transition to building self-conference and enhancing self-esteem. We all have goals, wants, and needs not being able to express these emotions can only diminish the quality of life in which we all seek.

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