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Parent-mediated vs. center-based intervention for toddlers with ASD: An RCT  

This randomized controlled trial will compare two different early intervention approaches for minority and underserved toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): 1) a home-based model emphasizing caregiver-mediated intervention (including one-on-one therapist-provided intervention serving the dual purpose of promoting child development and modeling for the parent); and 2) a combined model emphasizing center-based professional-mediated intervention (including parent training). The study will evaluate the relative impact of these two interventions on social and communication development of minority and underserved toddlers with ASD and on their primary caregivers. Project Status


Funder Health Resources and Services Administration
Fiscal Year Funding $400,000.00
Current Award Period 2009-2010
Project Number R40 MC 15594
Principal Investigator Landa, Rebecca
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Behavioral
Strategic Plan Objective New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4LD. Support at least five community-based studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions and services in broader community settings by 2015. Such studies may include comparative effectiveness research studies that assess the relative effectiveness of: o Different and/or combined medical, pharmacological, nutritional, behavioral, service-provision, and parent- or caregiver-implemented treatments; o Scalable early intervention programs for implementation in underserved, low-resource, and low-literacy populations; and o Studies of widely used community intervention models for which extensive published data are not available. Outcome measures should include assessment of potential harm as a result of autism treatments, as well as positive outcomes. IACC Recommended Budget: $37,500,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Kennedy Krieger Institute
State/Country Maryland
Web Link 1 Parent-mediated vs. center-based intervention for toddlers with ASD: An RCT (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects Parent-mediated vs. center-based intervention for toddlers with ASD: An RCT | $393,024.00 | 2009 | R40 MC 15594