Clinical Trial of a Comprehensive Treatment for High Functioning Children with ASD
Technical Report,01 Jul 2016,30 Jun 2017
Canisius College Buffalo United States
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The purpose of this RCT is to test the efficacy of an outpatient psychosocial treatment MAXout on the ASD symptoms and social-communicative functioning of 7-12 year olds with HFASD. The treatment targets socialsocial-communication skills, non-literal language skills, emotion-decoding skills, and interest expansion. Treatment is delivered over 18 weeks two 90 min.sessionswk. with each treatment group consisting of 4 children with HFASD and 2 staff clinicians. Treatment efficacy is assessed immediately following the 18-week treatment and 4-6 weeks post-treatment. Following year 2, significant progress has been made in regard to the major activitiesobjectives which included 1 renewal and completion of the regulatory review2 implementation of the treatment for sampling wave 2 3 completion of pretest, posttest, and follow-up measures for sampling wave 2 4 enrollment of sampling wave 3 5 recruitment and training of staff clinicians and research assistants 6implementation of the treatment for sampling wave 3 7 completion of pretest, posttest, and follow-up measures for sampling wave 3 8 enrollment of sampling wave 4 and 9 recruitment and training of staff clinicians and research assistants for wave4. Per the SOW, all of these were completed in year 2.
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