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ERIC Number: EJ778560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-8017
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: Outcomes for Children With Autism and their Parents after Two Years
Remington, Bob; Hastings, Richard P.; Kovshoff, Hanna; Espinosa, Francesca degli; Jahr, Erik; Brown, Tony; Alsford, Paula; Lemaic, Monika; Ward, Nicholas
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v112 n6 p418?438 Nov 2007
An intervention group (n = 23) of preschool children with autism was identified on the basis of parent preference for early intensive behavioral intervention and a comparison group (n = 21) identified as receiving treatment as usual. Prospective assessment was undertaken before treatment, after 1 year of treatment, and again after 2 years. Groups did not differ on assessments at baseline but after 2 years, robust differences favoring intensive behavioral intervention were observed on measures of intelligence, language, daily living skills, positive social behavior, and a statistical measure of best outcome for individual children. Measures of parental well-being, obtained at the same three time points, produced no evidence that behavioral intervention created increased problems for either mothers or fathers of children receiving it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom