ERIC Number: EJ1132927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Clinical Outcomes of Behavioral Treatments for Elopement in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities
Call, Nathan A.; Alvarez, Jessica P.; Simmons, Christina A.; Lomas Mevers, Joanna E.; Scheithauer, Mindy C.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v21 n3 p375-379 Apr 2017
The external validity of behavioral treatments for elopement (i.e. leaving supervision without permission) remains unclear because studies to date include only small samples (n = 1-3). This study quantified the overall effectiveness of behavioral treatments for elopement by retrospectively examining treatment data from all patients seen for the treatment of elopement at an intensive day treatment clinic (n = 11), irrespective of treatment success. Reductions in elopement from baseline to the final treatment for each participant demonstrate that behavioral intervention is a highly effective treatment for elopement, as determined by the large effect size (Cohen's d = 1.18).
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Effect Size, Records (Forms), Clinics, Training, Caregivers, Compliance (Psychology)
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