Randomized Study of Intensive One-on-one Behavioral Treatment Versus Individualized Parent Training in Preschool Aged Children With Autism
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the effectiveness of intensive one-on-one behavioral treatment in the home or neighborhood compared with at home, individualized, parent training in preschool aged children with autism.
II. Identify intake measures that predict differences in outcome between subjects in the experimental group.
Behavioral: intensive one-on-one behavioral treatment
Behavioral: Individualized in home parent training
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Study Start Date:||May 1998|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||November 1999|
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Children are randomized to receive either 35 hours of intensive one-on-one behavioral treatment in the home and neighborhood for 2 years or individualized, in home parent training for 6 months.
A common group of tests to evaluate autism are administered at intake, 12 and 24 months into treatment, and when patients reach age 6.
|Study Chair:||Ole Ivar Lovaas||University of California, Los Angeles|