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Social Skill Behavioral Assessment System (SSBAS),174, 413–413Social skills, 12, 99clinical disorders, relationship of, 55deficits, 53and ID, 181genetic syndromes, 183psychiatric and behavior problems, 182and ID rating scalesassessment of social competence (ASC), 188MESSIER, 187–188MESSY, 189Scales of Independent Behavior (SIB), 188Social Performance Survey Schedule – Revised(SPSS-R), 188–189Social Skills Rating System (SSRS), 189psychological adjustment, developmental overviewchildhood, 53childhood, 2 and 6 years, 53Social skills (cont.)competent social development in early childhood,features, 53peer group interactions in middle/latechildhood, 54role in adolescent psychological adjustment, 54social interactions and support, importance of, 55social competence/intelligence/skills, definition,181–182Social skills and psychological adjustmentdevelopmental overview, 53–55adolescence, 54adulthood, 54–55childhood, 53competent social development in early childhood,features, 53peer group interactions in middle/latechildhood, 54role in adolescent psychological adjustment, 54social interactions and support, importance of, 55disorders diagnosed in adulthood, 59–61antisocial personality disorder (APD), 60anxiety disorders, 59borderline personality disorder (BPD), 59individuals with paranoid personality traits, 61mood disorders, 59personality disorders, 60schizoid personality traits, 61schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, 60schizotypal personality features, 61disorders diagnosed in childhood and adolescence,55–59adolescents with ADHD, 58anxiety disorders, 56–57Asperger’s syndrome (AS), 57attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders,57–58children with ADHD, 57–58conduct-disordered youth, 58depressed adolescents, 56mental retardation (intellectual disability), 55–56mood disorders/depressive symptoms, 56other disorders of childhood and adolescence.,58–59social phobia, 56impact on normative functioning and well-being,52–53peer relations in preschool years, 52social relationships, 52social skills deficits, 53relationship of social skills and clinicaldisorders, 55Social skills assessment, developmental factors,119–132adolescence, 127–129See alsoAdolescence, social skills assessmentdevelopmental research, 120–121America transitions, 120discrete behaviors, 120
534INDEXSocial skills assessment (cont.)“molecular” approach, 120peer relations or interactions, 120prototypical social demands and skills, 120social behavior, 120social-cognitive and self-regulation skills, 120grade-school years, 124–127See alsoGrade-school years, social skillsassessmentimplications for social skill assessment,130–132acceptance and rejection, 131assessments of social competence, 131assessments of social skills, 131conversation skills, 131decision-making skills, 131emotional understanding, 130–131grade school games, 131modal changes and transformations, 130peer and self-reports, 132progressing social challenges andtransformations, 130prosocial initiation/cooperative play skills, 130self-reports, 131social maladjustment, 130peer group organization, 129–130preschool years, 121–124See also