ERIC Number: EJ1064793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety in Youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Follow-Up Study
Selles, Robert R.; Arnold, Elysse B.; Phares, Vicky; Lewin, Adam B.; Murphy, Tanya K.; Storch, Eric A.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v19 n5 p613-621 Jul 2015
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in youth with an autism spectrum disorder appears efficacious; however, maintenance of treatment gains has not yet been studied. Using a sample of 32 youth who had benefited at least minimally from a past trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in autism spectrum disorder, this study assessed anxiety symptoms in youth 10--26 months following treatment completion. Compared to baseline, follow-up scores were associated with large effects for treatment. Relative to post-treatment, a small effect for return in symptoms was present and significantly fewer individuals were rated as responders at follow-up. Future studies should investigate factors associated with poor treatment maintenance and modifications or additions to treatment that may help maintain treatment gains.
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Anxiety, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Followup Studies, Youth, Outcomes of Treatment, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule