Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis



First Advisor

Lauren McKinley

Advisor Department



The social deficits observed in individiuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can often be improved with social skills training. The current study evaluated the effects of the Superheroes Social Skills training program which uses animated superheroes, video modeling, and comic books to teach social skills training. Three participants with ASD were trained in Conversation, Responding to Questions, and Body Basics over ten sessions, with sessions occurring twice a week in a non-school setting at the Arc of Southeast Mississippi. A multiple baseline across skills design across participants was used to examine the effects of the intervention on skill accuracy across both training and generalization probes. All participants demostrated improvements in skill accuracy for the training probes and two of the participants demonstrated improvements in skill accuracy in the generalization probes.

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Psychology Commons