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Project Title

Project Title

Project DATA: A multisite evaluation of a school-based model for preschoolers with autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

McBride, Bonnie; Schwartz, Ilene

Description

Description

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has risen dramatically in the past decade and children are being identified at earlier ages, putting pressure on school districts to provide effective interventions for these young children. One comprehensive treatment model that aims to address this need for effective early intervention is Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism). This model blends practices from the fields of applied behavior analysis, early childhood education, and early childhood special education. The purpose of this research is to evaluate Project DATA for preschool children using a randomized controlled trial. The research team will examine the impact of the intervention on child cognition, language, social skills, and behavior. They will also investigate potential child-level moderators as well as family functioning and satisfaction as potential mediators of intervention effects. Twelve schools will participate, each with at least 10 children with clinical levels of ASD symptoms.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

650000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4SD. Complete two multi-site randomized controlled trials of comprehensive early intervention that address core symptoms, family functioning and community involvement by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $16,700,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Project DATA: A multisite evaluation of a school-based model for preschoolers with autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; University of Washington

State/Country

State/Country

Oklahoma

Project Number

Project Number

R324A120232

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Project DATA: A multisite evaluation of a school-based model for preschoolers with autism | 650000 | 2012 | R324A120232
Project DATA: A multisite evaluation of a school-based model for preschoolers with autism | 650000 | 2015 | R324A120232
Project DATA: A multisite evaluation of a school-based model for preschoolers with autism | 650000 | 2014 | R324A120232

 
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