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ERIC Number: EJ882643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Randomized Controlled Trial for Early Intervention for Autism: A Pilot Study of the Autism 1-2-3 Project
Wong, Virginia C. N.; Kwan, Queenie K.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v40 n6 p677-688 Jun 2010
We piloted a 2-week "Autism-1-2-3" early intervention for children with autism and their parents immediately after diagnosis that targeted at (1) eye contact, (2) gesture and (3) vocalization/words. Seventeen children were randomized into the Intervention (n = 9) and Control (n = 8) groups. Outcome measures included the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Ritvo-Freeman Real Life Rating Scale, Symbolic Play Test, and Parenting Stress Index. Children with autism improved in language/communication, reciprocal social interaction, and symbolic play. Parents perceived significant improvement in their children's language, social interaction, and their own stress level. This intervention can serve as short-term training on communication and social interaction for children with autism, and reduce the stress of their parents during the long waiting time for public health services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index