Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training for Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02139514|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 15, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders||Behavioral: Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training||Not Applicable|
The purpose of this study is to predict and explain on the basis of brain function and structure the behavioral and brain effects of an evidence-based intervention for adults with high-functioning autism, Virtual Reality-Social Cognition Training (Kandalaft et al., 2012; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders). Adults with autism will be randomly assigned to receive either (a) two hours per week of intervention services for five weeks, or (b) a treatment as usual control. The intervention will focus on enhancing social skills, social cognition, and social functioning. Outcome measures will evaluate changes in these social skills, cognition, and functioning using standardized assessments. We will perform structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans at three time points-before the treatment, after the treatment, and a 3-month follow-up (i.e., Time Point #1, 2, and 3).
All the recruitment will be taking place at Yale Child Study Center (YCSC), while the intervention will be delivered online by therapists located at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). The intervention is called Virtual Reality-Social Cognition Training (VR-SCT) and has been approved by the IRB at UTD (approval number #06-54).
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2016|
Active Comparator: Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training
Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training
Behavioral: Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training
Social skills training via virtual reality with trained therapist.
No Intervention: Control
Participants in the Control condition will be offered treatment following the Control condition.
- functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) [ Time Frame: up to 6 weeks ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02139514
|United States, Connecticut|
|New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520|