ERIC Number: EJ1065192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
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Reference Count: 33
Randomized Controlled Trial of "Mind Reading" and In Vivo Rehearsal for High-Functioning Children with ASD
Thomeer, Marcus L.; Smith, Rachael A.; Lopata, Christopher; Volker, Martin A.; Lipinski, Alanna M.; Rodgers, Jonathan D.; McDonald, Christin A.; Lee, Gloria K.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n7 p2115-2127 Jul 2015
This randomized controlled trial evaluated the efficacy of a computer software (i.e., "Mind Reading") and in vivo rehearsal treatment on the emotion decoding and encoding skills, autism symptoms, and social skills of 43 children, ages 7-12 years with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD). Children in treatment (n = 22) received the manualized protocol over 12 weeks. Primary analyses indicated significantly better posttest performance for the treatment group (compared to controls) on 3 of the 4 measures of emotion decoding and encoding and these were maintained at 5-week follow-up. Analyses of secondary measures favored the treatment group for 1 of the 2 measures; specifically, ASD symptoms were significantly lower at posttest and follow-up.
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Computer Software, Interpersonal Competence, Children, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Emotional Response, Therapy, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Treatment
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