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Behavioral treatment for autism in community settings using a telehealth network  

The proposed research will study the effectiveness of delivering behavioral treatment for autism through telehealth methodology, which has the potential to overcome barriers that limit access to care in rural and other underserved areas. The study will target parents of children (ages 1 to 6 years) with autism. This study focuses on testing whether functional behavioral analysis and functional communication training, conducted through telehealth coaching, is effective in reducing disruptive behavior and increasing positive social behaviors in young children with autism spectrum disorders. The results of the proposed study should provide an evidence base on which to expand behavioral treatment options for families of children with autism spectrum disorders. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $373,763.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number 5R01MH089607-02
Principal Investigator Lindgren, Scott; Wacker, David
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Efficacious and Cost-Effective Service Delivery
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 Iowa
State/Country Iowa
Web Link 1 Behavioral treatment for autism in community settings using a telehealth network (External web link)
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