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ERIC Number: EJ1088333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Comprehensive Program for Young Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Young, Helen E.; Falco, Ruth A.; Hanita, Makoto
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n2 p544-560 Feb 2016
This randomized, controlled trial, comparing the Comprehensive Autism Program (CAP) and business as usual programs, studied outcomes for 3-5 year old students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants included 84 teachers and 302 students with ASD and their parents. CAP utilized specialized curricula and training components to implement specific evidence-based practices both at school and home. A comprehensive set of outcome areas was studied. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to estimate the treatment impact. CAP had small positive impacts on the students' receptive language (effect size of 0.13) and on their social skills as rated by teachers (effect size of 0.19). Treatment effects were moderated by severity of ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards with Reservations