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A randomized control study of relationship focused intervention with young children with ASD  

The increasing numbers of children being identified with autism spectrum disorder before they are three years old calls for the development of effective interventions for this age group of children. This project will conduct a randomized controlled study of a parent-mediated developmental intervention that can be implemented with children with autism spectrum disorder before they are three years old. Pre- and post-intervention assessments will determine the impact of this intervention on children's development and social emotional functioning as well as on several psychosocial characteristics of parents and families. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $272,003.00
Current Award Period 2009-2012
Project Number 5R34HD057967-02
Principal Investigator Mahoney, Gerald
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 Case Western Reserve University
State/Country Ohio
Web Link 1 A randomized control study of relationship focused intervention with young children with ASD (External web link)
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