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ERIC Number: EJ1103796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Outcome for Children Receiving the Early Start Denver Model before and after 48 Months
Vivanti, Giacomo; Dissanayake, Cheryl
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n7 p2441-2449 Jul 2016
The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is an intervention program recommended for pre-schoolers with autism ages 12-48 months. The rationale for this recommendation is the potential for intervention to affect developmental trajectories during early sensitive periods. We investigated outcomes of 32 children aged 18-48 months and 28 children aged 48-62 months receiving the ESDM for one year (approximately 20 h per week). Younger children achieved superior verbal DQ gains compared to their older counterparts. There were no group differences with respect to non-verbal DQ and adaptive behavior (with both age-groups undergoing significant change), or ASD severity (with neither age-group showing improvements on the ADOS). The association between verbal DQ gains and age at intake was moderated by baseline verbal level. [This article was also written by The Victorian ASELCC Team, affiliated with Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre, La Trobe University: Kristy Capes, Ed Duncan, Jessica Feary, Carolyne Jones, Liz Kirby, Benaaz Master, Dianna Pell, Katherine Pye, Jennifer Reynolds, Shannon Upson, and Cynthia Zierhut.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
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