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Burke, Meghan M.; Waitz-Kudla, Sydney N.; Rabideau, Carol; Taylor, Julie Lounds; Hodapp, Robert M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The transition from high school to adulthood is difficult for youth with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Recognizing these challenges, there is a small but emerging body of literature testing interventions to improve the transition process. But there are many challenges in performing intervention research that have yet to be fully…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Youth, Barriers
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Dawson-Squibb, John-Joe; Davids, Eugene Lee; de Vries, Petrus J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus are parent education and training programmes designed by the UK National Autistic Society in 1997 and 2003, having been delivered to more than 27,000 families in 14 countries. These group-based programmes aim to (1) support parents immediately after diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, (2) empower parents,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Education
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Law, Gloria C.; Neihart, Maureen; Dutt, Anuradha – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Communication intervention in early life can significantly impact long-term outcomes for young children with autism. Parents can be vital resources in the midst of the current manpower shortage. "Map4speech" is a new mobile application developed for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. It is specially designed to provide…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Intervention
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Duncan, Amie; Ruble, Lisa A.; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen; Thomas, Carrie; Stark, Lori J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Daily living skills deficits are strongly associated with poor adult outcomes for individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, and yet, there are no group interventions targeting daily living skills. Seven adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their parents participated in a feasibility pilot of a 12-week manualized group…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents
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Nevill, Rose E.; Lecavalier, Luc; Stratis, Elizabeth A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
A number of studies of parent-mediated interventions in autism spectrum disorder have been published in the last 15 years. We reviewed 19 randomized clinical trials of parent-mediated interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 1 and 6 years and conducted a meta-analysis on their efficacy. Meta-analysis outcomes…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Intervention, Autism, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Bagaiolo, Leila F.; Mari, Jair de J.; Bordini, Daniela; Ribeiro, Tatiane C.; Martone, Maria Carolina C.; Caetano, Sheila C.; Brunoni, Decio; Brentani, Helena; Paula, Cristiane S. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Video modeling using applied behavior analysis techniques is one of the most promising and cost-effective ways to improve social skills for parents with autism spectrum disorder children. The main objectives were: (1) To elaborate/describe videos to improve eye contact and joint attention, and to decrease disruptive behaviors of autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence
Stahmer, Aubyn C.; Brookman-Frazee, Lauren; Rieth, Sarah R.; Stoner, Julia Trigeiro; Feder, Joshua D.; Searcy, Karyn; Wang, Tiffany – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Although data from parent-implemented Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions have shown positive effects on decreasing core symptoms of autism, there has been limited examination of the effectiveness of Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions in community settings. In addition, parent perspectives of their involvement in…
Descriptors: Autism, Toddlers, Behavior Modification, Evidence Based Practice
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Scahill, Lawrence; Sukhodolsky, Denis G.; Anderberg, Emily; Dimitropoulos, Anastasia; Dziura, James; Aman, Michael G.; McCracken, James; Tierney, Elaine; Hallett, Victoria; Katz, Karol; Vitiello, Benedetto; McDougle, Christopher – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Repetitive behavior is a core feature of autism spectrum disorder. We used 8-week data from two federally funded, multi-site, randomized trials with risperidone conducted by the Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network to evaluate the sensitivity of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale modified for autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Scores, Networks
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Nguyen, Cathina T.; Fairclough, Diane L.; Noll, Robert B. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Problem-solving skills training is an intervention designed to teach coping skills that has shown to decrease negative affectivity (depressive symptoms, negative mood, and post-traumatic stress symptoms) in mothers of children with cancer. The objective of this study was to see whether mothers of children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Problem Solving, Mothers
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Dababnah, Sarah; Parish, Susan L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This article reports on the feasibility of implementing an existing empirically based program, "The Incredible Years," tailored to parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder. Parents raising preschool-aged children (aged 3-6?years) with autism spectrum disorder (N?=?17) participated in a 15-week pilot trial of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children, Parents
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de Bruin, Esther I.; Blom, René; Smit, Franka M. A.; van Steensel, Francisca J. A.; Bögels, Susan M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Background: Despite the dramatic increase in autism spectrum disorder in youth and the extremely high costs, hardly any evidence-based interventions are available. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of mindfulness training for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, combined with Mindful Parenting training. Method: A total of 23…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, Parents
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Pasco, Greg; Clark, Bruce; Dragan, Ioana; Kalambayi, Fidelie; Slonims, Vicky; Tarpan, Adelaide Katerine; Wittemeyer, Kerstin – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
In 2010, the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation launched a 3-year national training and development programme to develop and deliver a model of diagnostic and therapeutic services aimed at promoting social inclusion for children and young people with autism spectrum disorders. The project adopted a number of strategies aimed at developing knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Children, Adolescents
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Cutress, Anna L.; Muncer, Steven J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Parent training interventions are recommended for parents soon after their child's autism spectrum condition diagnosis with the aim of improving parents' psychological well-being and coping, as well as the child's behaviour. This report explores parents' views of the EarlyBird Plus Programme through data collected routinely in the post-programme…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Education
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Sharp, William G.; Burrell, T. Lindsey; Jaquess, David L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Feeding problems represent a frequent concern reported by caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders, and growing evidence suggests atypical patterns of intake may place this population at risk of nutritional and/or related medical issues, including chronic vitamin and mineral deficiencies, poor bone growth, and obesity. This…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents, Food
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Tonge, Bruce; Brereton, Avril; Kiomall, Melissa; Mackinnon, Andrew; Rinehart, Nicole J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Aim: To determine the effect of parent education on adaptive behaviour, autism symptoms and cognitive/language skills of young children with autistic disorder. Method: A randomised group comparison design involving a parent education and counselling intervention and a parent education and behaviour management intervention to control for parent…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children, Parent Education
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