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ERIC Number: EJ1187321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
EISSN: N/A
Efficacy of the ASAP Intervention for Preschoolers with ASD: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Boyd, Brian A.; Watson, Linda R.; Reszka, Stephanie S.; Sideris, John; Alessandri, Michael; Baranek, Grace T.; Crais, Elizabeth R.; Donaldson, Amy; Gutierrez, Anibal; Johnson, LeAnne; Belardi, Katie
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n9 p3144-3162 Sep 2018
The advancing social-communication and play (ASAP) intervention was designed as a classroom-based intervention, in which the educational teams serving preschool-aged children with autism spectrum disorder are trained to implement the intervention in order to improve these children's social-communication and play skills. In this 4-year, multi-site efficacy trial, classrooms were randomly assigned to ASAP or a business-as-usual control condition. A total of 78 classrooms, including 161 children, enrolled in this study. No significant group differences were found for the primary outcomes of children's social-communication and play. However, children in the ASAP group showed increased classroom engagement. Additionally, participation in ASAP seemed to have a protective effect for one indicator of teacher burnout. Implications for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A110256
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations