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Can Computers Teach Social Skills to Children? Examining the Efficacy of “The Social Express” in an African American Sample

Title: Can Computers Teach Social Skills to Children? Examining the Efficacy of “The Social Express” in an African American Sample.
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Name(s): Krach, Shelley Kathleen, author
McCreery, Michael P, author
Doss, Kanessa M, author
Highsmith, Dasha, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2020-01-13
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examined the efficacy of a computer-based social skills training program, The Social Express. Independent researchers evaluated the program at both a school-wide level (Tier 1) and at a referred-group level (Tier 2). The sample included third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students in a Title 1 public school with a 100% African-American population. At the Tier 1 level, pre-post (immediate) comparisons on a social skills rating scale indicated statistically significant differences by group at the α = .10 level (p = 0.058). A significant Tier 1 quadratic effect for time [pre-test, post-test (immediate), post-test (delayed)] was found (p = 0.029) as well. At the Tier 2 level, pre-post comparisons indicated no statistically significant group improvement. Pre-post comparisons at the individual level found that about 39% of the children had statistically significant improvement in social skills, with 9% indicating a decrease in problem behaviors.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1580852139_753c4427 (IID), 10.1007/s40688-019-00270-z (DOI)
Keywords: technology, social-emotional learning, social-skills training, school-based interventions, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Publication Note: This is the pre-print version, and the version of record can be found at https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-019-00270-z.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1580852139_753c4427
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Contemporary School Psychology.

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Krach, S. K., McCreery, M. P., Doss, K. M., & Highsmith, D. (2020). Can Computers Teach Social Skills to Children? Examining the Efficacy of “The Social Express” in an African American Sample. Contemporary School Psychology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1580852139_753c4427