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ERIC Number: EJ1038264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
A Parent-Mediated Intervention that Targets Responsive Parental Behaviors Increases Attachment Behaviors in Children with ASD: Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial
Siller, Michael; Swanson, Meghan; Gerber, Alan; Hutman, Ted; Sigman, Marian
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n7 p1720-1732 Jul 2014
The current study is a randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of Focused Playtime Intervention (FPI) in a sample of 70 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This parent-mediated intervention has previously been shown to significantly increase responsive parental communication (Siller et al. in "J Autism Dev Disord" 43:540-555, 2013a). The current analyses focus on children's attachment related outcomes. Results revealed that children who were randomly assigned to FPI showed bigger increases in attachment-related behaviors, compared to children assigned to the control condition. Significant treatment effects of FPI were found for both an observational measure of attachment-related behaviors elicited during a brief separation-reunion episode and a questionnaire measure evaluating parental perceptions of child attachment. The theoretical and clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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