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Project Title

Project Title

Randomized study of training in autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Ruble, Lisa

Description

Description

Although the focus on early identification efforts in recent years has been effective in sharply increasing the number of children with autism receiving services in schools, those services are of uneven quality, and there is a critical need to improve access to and receipt of high quality early intervention services that are available to all children with autism, regardless of family income, race, or geographic location. The purpose of this study is to examine three types of professional development models of training and compare their effects on child and teacher outcomes. Researchers will follow 25 children whose teachers receive only basic, non-interactive online autism training (placebo-control condition), 25 children whose teachers and parents also receive consultation followed by in-classroom teacher coaching, and 25 children whose teachers and parents receive consultation followed by web- based teacher coaching. Based on preliminary data, the researchers hypothesize that child outcomes will be higher for the two conditions that receive consultation and coaching compared to the placebo-control condition. Results from this comparative effectiveness study will help identify effective training methods for supporting teachers' implementation of evidence-based autism interventions.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

499999

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. 5SA. Support two studies that assess how variations and access to services affect family functioning in diverse populations, including underserved populations, by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $1,000,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Randomized study of training in autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Kentucky

State/Country

State/Country

Kentucky

Project Number

Project Number

1RC1MH089760-01

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

Yes

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Randomized study of training in autism | 499996 | 2010 | 5RC1MH089760-02

 
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