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Project Title

Project Title

A randomized trial of the STAR program for children with autism spectrum disorder

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Mandell, David

Description

Description

While some ASD interventions have demonstrated efficacy under controlled conditions, few have shown effectiveness in real world settings with a diversity of children and teachers that serve them. In a classroom setting, the researchers will perform a randomized controlled field trial of the Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research (STAR) Program on academic progress and impairments associated with ASD. In particular, four areas of progress will be assessed: school readiness, communication, socialization and social skills, and adaptive and challenging behaviors. The Philadelphia School District plans to use STAR for approximately 330 children in 42 autism support classrooms (kindergarten through 2nd grade) starting in September 2008. Findings from the proposed study will provide timely and critical evidence regarding the implementation and effectiveness of one promising practice, with direct relevance to translation of findings into practice and policy.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

651214

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

Project Link

Project Link

A randomized trial of the STAR program for children with autism spectrum disorder (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Pennsylvania

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

5R01MH083717-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

A randomized trial of the STAR program for children with autism spectrum disorder | 705566 | 2008 | R01MH083717-01A1

 
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