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Randomized controlled trial of the P.L.A.Y. Project intervention for autism  

The P.L.A.Y. Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) trains parents to provide intensive intervention for their young children with autism. This is a randomized controlled clinical trial to demonstrate effectiveness of this intervention model in community settings. A successful study could impact the national strategies for caring for children with autism. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $708,576.00
Current Award Period 2006-2012
Project Number 5R44MH078431-03
Principal Investigator Solomon, Richard
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 Solomon, Richard MD, PLC
State/Country Michigan
Web Link 1 Randomized controlled trial of the P.L.A.Y. Project intervention for autism (External web link)
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