Eligible study designs for this review included controlled studies, uncontrolled open studies and single case designs (multiple baseline or multiple probe). The intervention of interest was any SST that targeted children or adolescents aged 18 years and younger who were diagnosed with AS or HFA. Outcomes measures were based on validated psychometric assessments and reported on a direct measure of social skills.
The studies included a mixture of AS and HFA children (details not reported). Duration of the SST intervention ranged from 6.5 weeks to an academic year with some studies including additional components.
The authors stated neither how the papers were selected for the review nor how many reviewers performed the selection.