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A randomized trial of the STAR program for children with autism spectrum disorder  

While some ASD interventions have demonstrated efficacy under controlled conditions, few have shown effectiveness in real world settings with a diversity of children and teachers that serve them. In a classroom setting, the researchers will perform a randomized controlled field trial of the Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research (STAR) Program on academic progress and impairments associated with ASD. In particular, four areas of progress will be assessed: school readiness, communication, socialization and social skills, and adaptive and challenging behaviors. The Philadelphia School District plans to use STAR for approximately 330 children in 42 autism support classrooms (kindergarten through 2nd grade) starting in September 2008. Findings from the proposed study will provide timely and critical evidence regarding the implementation and effectiveness of one promising practice, with direct relevance to translation of findings into practice and policy. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $651,214.00
Project Number 5R01MH083717-02
Principal Investigator Mandell, David
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LA. Test four methods to improve dissemination, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, services, and supports in diverse community settings by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $7,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Pennsylvania
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 A randomized trial of the STAR program for children with autism spectrum disorder (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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