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Project Title

Project Title

Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Estes, Annette

Description

Description

Recent randomized studies have failed to demonstrate that parent-implemented play and communication-based interventions delivered in typical home routines significantly accelerate developmental progress in young children with autism. However, there is solid evidence that the same types of procedures implemented by paraprofessionals in homes do accelerate child progress significantly compared to controls. The hypothesis is that parents are not being provided with sufficient training and support to embed enough high quality learning opportunities into daily routines to accelerate their children's progress. The goals for the project are: (Aim 1) to add novel features from the science of adult behavior change to enhance parent delivery of interventions at home; (Aim 2) to examine the causal relationships between enhanced quality and quantity of parent-implemented intervention on children's core and associated symptoms of ASD; and (Aim 3) to demonstrate the acceptability and effectiveness of these novel features via direct measurement of parental use at home. The proposed supplemental funding supports an enhanced study design across the two sites, including increased clinician time for coaching and interaction with families in both treatment groups, additional test instruments, and more rigorous evaluation during the time period that the families are involved in the study.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

256981

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2014

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

Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Washington

State/Country

State/Country

Washington

Project Number

Project Number

8376

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD | 0 | 2011 | 8089
Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD | 0 | 2011 | 8376
Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD | 0 | 2012 | 8089
Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD | 250080 | 2012 | 8376
Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD | 254491 | 2015 | 8089
Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD | 0 | 2015 | 8376
Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD | 263768 | 2014 | 8376
Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD | 257569 | 2014 | 8089
Strengthening the effects of parent-implemented early intervention to improve symptoms of ASD | 253534 | 2013 | 8089

 
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