ERIC Number: EJ1073040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Pivotal Response Treatment Parent Training for Autism: Findings from a 3-Month Follow-Up Evaluation
Gengoux, Grace W.; Berquist, Kari L.; Salzman, Emma; Schapp, Salena; Phillips, Jennifer M.; Frazier, Thomas W.; Minjarez, Mendy B.; Hardan, Antonio Y.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n9 p2889-2898 Sep 2015
This study's objective was to assess maintenance of treatment effects 3 months after completion of a 12-week Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) parent education group. Families who completed the active treatment (N = 23) were followed for an additional 12 weeks to measure changes in language and cognitive skills. Results indicated a significant improvement in frequency of functional utterances, with maintenance at 3-month follow-up [F(2, 21): 5.9, p = 0.009]. Children also made significant gains on the Vineland Communication Domain Standard Score [F(2, 12):11.74, p = 0.001] and the Mullen Scales of Early Learning Composite score [F(1, 20) = 5.43, p = 0.03]. These results suggest that a brief PRT parent group intervention can lead to improvements in language and cognitive functioning that are maintained 12 weeks post treatment.
Descriptors: Autism, Outcomes of Treatment, Parent Education, Language Skills, Cognitive Ability, Improvement, Scores, Young Children, Motor Development, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mullen Scales of Early Learning