Priority 10 from the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Canada PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which interventions are most effective to help individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders improve their social skills and develop and maintain social relationships?  (JLA PSP Priority 10)
Overall ranking 10
JLA question ID 0056/10
Explanatory note This question aims to identify which interventions are best for improving social skills and helping individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders maintain a satisfying social life at various stages of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood). Interventions may include anything from medical interventions to approaches for making friends in a natural way. There is also an interest on new innovative interventions.
Evidence None identified
Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Best interventions for social skills for children, youths, adults with ASD? ~ How do we nuture social relationships with children who don't easily adapt to social expectations and norms? ~ What are specific, evidence-based programs or therapies that strengthen social thinking skills?
Submitted by Mostly family members/carers, patients
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0056
PSP name Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 63  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 September 2017