A Study of a Developmental,Individual-Difference,Relationship-Bases/Floortime Intervention for Children With Autistic (DIR)
Thirty eight autistic spectrum disorder children age 2-6 years recruited into the study. The new treatment intervention is based on the DIR Model. Parents will be coached at the start and then every 3-4 months for 1 year. Outcome will be measured at the first session and at the end of the study using Functional Emotional Assessment Scale and Childhood Autism Rating Scales, Functional Emotional Level, and parent satisfaction rating.
Hypothesis of the study: Children who get additional treatment of DIR/floortime show much improvement in climbing the developmental "ladder" and declining in the autistic behaviors.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A One-year Prospective Follow-up Study of a DIR/ Floortime Parent Training Intervention for Pre-school Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorders|
- The Functional Emotional Assessment Scale (FEAS) Ratings (the child part) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) Clinical rating of the children (6 point scale related to Greenspan's six Functional Development Level -FDL) Satisfaction of the effectiveness of the intervention of their child (Six-point Likert scale) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: DIR/Floortime parent intervention||
Behavioral: DIR/Floortime parent intervention
Parent will be trained to observe their autistic child's cues, follow their child's lead and techniques to enhance his/her development.
|Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10700|
|Principal Investigator:||Kingkaew Pajareya, MD||Rehabilitation Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand|