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ERIC Number: EJ1050946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Improving Transportability of a Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Intervention for Anxiety in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Results from a US-Canada Collaboration
Reaven, Judy; Blakeley-Smith, Audrey; Beattie, Tricia L.; Sullivan, April; Moody, Eric J.; Stern, Jessica A; Hepburn, Susan L.; Smith, Isabel M.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v19 n2 p211-222 Feb 2015
Anxiety disorders frequently co-occur in youth with autism spectrum disorders. In addition to developing efficacious treatments for anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders, it is important to examine the transportability of these treatments to real-world settings. Study aims were to (a) train clinicians to deliver Facing Your Fears: Group Therapy for Managing Anxiety in Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders to fidelity and (b) examine feasibility of the program for novel settings. A secondary aim was to examine preliminary youth treatment outcome. Results indicated that clinicians obtained excellent fidelity following a workshop and ongoing consultation. Acceptability ratings indicated that Facing Your Fears Therapy was viewed favorably, and critiques were incorporated into program revisions. Meaningful reductions in anxiety were reported posttreatment for 53% of children. Results support the initial effectiveness and transportability of Facing Your Fears Therapy in new clinical settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS); National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Colorado
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90DD0561; 1R21MH089291-01