A social skills training program to address aggression in young men with intellectual developmental disabilities was developed and evaluated for this study. Participants in the research study were three young men with a diagnosis of mild intellectual developmental disabilities who lived in a community-based residential program. Anger-management techniques and social skills were taught utilizing a multiple baseline across skills for each of the participants. Skills were individually taught in anger-producing scenarios in the men's environment. Teaching the skills involved stating rationales for the skill steps, modeling, and practicing the skills using role-play situations. A chaining procedure for each skill step was used to program for success. The results were that all three of the young men were able to perform the targeted skills at 100% criterion in role-play situations.
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