Neural and Behavioral Outcomes of Social Skills Groups in Children with ASD

ID Number 09-0859

Principal Investigator(s)
A. Ting Wang
Latha V Soorya

Department(s) or Division(s)


This study is designed to evaluate changes in behavior and in the brain associated with social skills treatment in children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) ages 8 to 11 years old. While social skills groups are widely used, little is known about the efficacy of these treatments in ASD. This study compares two commonly used approaches to social skills groups – a play-based approach and a cognitive behavioral approach. We use tests of social functioning as well as neuroimaging to examine changes in social behavior and brain activity both immediately following treatment and at a 3-month follow-up.

Contact Information
Sarah Teitelbaum
(212) 241-3692

Recruiting Patients: Yes