Reconceptualising Interventions for Supporting the Social Emotional Skills of Autistic Adults
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The thesis aimed to develop a social emotional program for autistic adults, specifically for furthering the engagement and generalisation of skills learnt in computer based interventions to everyday social interactions. The thesis highlighted important recommendations for suitable learning content and intervention approaches for autistic adults. It further added to the knowledge of ecologically valid assessments for evaluating social emotional interventions, and provided insights on the social emotional processing of autistic adults.
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