Pediatric Therapy Services

Quality of Life and Social Skills

Quality of Life Inventory: Parent Proxy-Report Average Improvement (N = 294)

2017 - 2019

The PedsQLᵗᵐ is a health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measure for healthy children and adolescents, in addition to those with acute and chronic health conditions. This assessment is a brief, multidimensional measure (Physical, Emotional, Social, School Functioning) that is valid, reliable and responsive to clinical change over time. The 23-item PedsQL Generic Core Scales were designed to measure both school functioning and the core dimensions of health as delineated by the World Health Organization. The 4 Multidimensional Scales include physical functioning, emotional functioning, social functioning, and school functioning. The three Summary Scores are: Total Scale Score, Physical Health Summary Score and Psychosocial Health Summary Score. A 4.5 point change in the Total Scale Score for parent proxy-report is a minimal, clinically meaningful difference.
The PEDS-QL Parent Proxy-Report was used for 17 groups during 2017-2019. The following data is reflective of the groups with a total N of ≥10.

IM= Interactive Metronome

Model Me Social Skills Group: Social Competence (N = 51)

2017 - 2019

Model Me is a 12-week social skills group based on the Model Me Kids® video-modeling program and Social Thinking®.

Model Me Kids supports social skills training for children with autism, Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified, nonverbal learning disorders, and other developmental delays. Goals include helping children learn to relate to others, work effectively as a part of a team, and learn effectively as part of a group. Social Thinking is a language-based approach best utilized by people with solid language and intelligence, aged 4 through adulthood.

Pre- and post assessments were obtained using the Home & Community Social Behavior Scales (HCSBS). The HCSBS is a 64-item behavior rating scale designed for use in evaluating social competence and antisocial behavior in children and youth aged 5–18. This instrument was used to monitor and measure behavioral change and responsiveness during the course of the program.

Between 2017 and 2019, 65% of participants demonstrated an improvement in social competence and 75% of participants demonstrated an improvement in antisocial behavior.

Model Me Social Skills Group: Antisocial Behavior (N = 51)

2017 - 2019