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Project Title

Project Title

An evaluation of inter-session interval duration in treating problem behavior during dental exams

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Sassi, Jess

Description

Description

This project evaluated the impact of time elapsed between treatment sessions. Treatment consisted of a desentization approach to reducing problematic behavior during practice dental exams. In the first phase, one treatment session was scheduled per week; in subsequent phases, multiple treatment sessions were scheduled per week. Results showed that infrequent treatment sessions yielded little to no therapuetic effects, whereas more frequent treatment sessions produced treatment effects. Thee data were presented at ABAI 2015

Funder

Funder

The New England Center for Children

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

1680

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5LE. Support three studies of dental health issues for people with ASD by 2015. This should include: o One study on the cost-benefit of providing comprehensive dental services, including routine, non-emergency medical and surgical dental services, denture coverage, and sedation dentistry to adults with ASD as compared to emergency and/or no treatment. IACC Recommended Budget: $900,000 over 3 years. o One study focusing on the provision of accessible, person-centered, equitable, effective, safe, and efficient dental services to people with ASD. IACC Recommended Budget: $900,000 over 3 years. o One study evaluating pre-service and in-service training program to increase skill levels in oral health professionals to benefit people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice. IACC Recommended Budget: $900,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

New England Center for Children (NECC)

State/Country

State/Country

Massachusetts

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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