Social Behavior and Skills in Children

  • Johnny L. Matson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Stephen D. A. Hupp, Monique LeBlanc, Jeremy D. Jewell, Emily Warnes
    Pages 1-21
  3. Kathryn N Stump, Jacklyn M Ratliff, Yelena P Wu, Patricia H Hawley
    Pages 23-37
  4. Jeremy D Jewell, Sara S Jordan, Stephen D.A Hupp, Gregory E Everett
    Pages 39-59
  5. Jessica A Boisjoli, Johnny L Matson
    Pages 61-75
  6. Timothy Dempsey, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 77-95
  7. Rebecca Mandal-Blasio, Karen Sheridan, George Schreiner, Tra Ladner
    Pages 97-116
  8. Dennis R. Dixon, Jonathan Tarbox, Adel Najdowski
    Pages 117-140
  9. Giulio E Lancioni, Nirbhay N. Singh, Mark F. O’Reilly, Jeff Sigafoos
    Pages 141-157
  10. Amori Yee Mikami, Allison Jack, Matthew D. Lerner
    Pages 159-185
  11. Kimberly Renk, Rachel Wolfe White, Samantha Scott, Melissa Middleton
    Pages 187-218
  12. Thompson E. Davis III, Melissa S. Munson, Erin V. Tarcza
    Pages 219-243
  13. Jill C. Fodstad, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 245-265
  14. Tessa T. Rivet, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 267-299
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 301-333

About this book


That children are capable of pathology—not only such conditions as ADHD and learning disabilities, but also such "adult" disorders as anxiety and depression—stands as a defining moment in psychology’s recent history. Within this recognition is the understanding that the social skills deficits that accompany these disorders must be targeted for assessment and treatment to ensure optimal functioning in school, with peers, and in later transitions to puberty and adulthood.

Social Behavior and Skills in Children cuts across disciplinary lines to clarify the scope of assessment options and interventions for a wide range of disorders. A panel of leading scholars reviews current research, discusses social deficits unique to specific disorders, and identifies evidence-based best practices in one authoritative, approachable reference.

This volume:

  • Discusses theoretical models of social skills as they relate to assessment and treatment.
  • Analyzes the etiology of social behavior problems in children and the relation between these problems and psychopathology.
  • Reviews 48 norm-referenced measures of social skills in children.
  • Examines the range of evidence-based social skills interventions.
  • Addresses challenging behaviors, such as aggression and self-injury.
  • Focuses on specific conditions, including developmental disabilities, conduct disorders, ADHD, chronic medical illness, depression, anxiety, and severe psychopathology.

Social Behavior and Skills in Children is an essential reference for university libraries as well as a must-have volume for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians in child, and school psychology, special education, and other related fields.


ADHD Anxiety Autism Depression Evidence-Based Assessment Intervention LDs Learning Disabilities Peers Social Skills attention attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) autism spectrum disorder hyperactivity school psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0233-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0234-4
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