(BACB®) 2 Type II
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) now affects 1 in 59 children. As this number continues to grow, so does the concern regarding the impact ASD has on social functioning. Between the ages of 5 and 12, a child must learn crucial skills in order to appropriately interact with their environment. While these skills may not be specifically taught, they continue to develop and change with every interaction in the individual’s environment including those with family, peers, teachers, etc.
At this developmental level, a child’s social skills are evolving and increasing to prepare them for independence. The social skills that the child acquires at this age will impact adolescence and adulthood. Children with autism experience significant challenges in the acquisition and growth of social skills. Among some of the challenges experienced include deficits in executive skills, social cues, and social rules.