Opgørelse over progression i behandling af småbørn med autisme, der modtager intensive, adfærdsmæssige interventioner

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Hayward, D., S. Eikeseth, C. Gale and S. Morgan (2008). Assessing Progress during Treatment for Young Children with Autism Receiving Intensive Behavioural Interventions. Autism, [in press](), .

This study examined progress after one year of treatment for children with autism who received a mean of 36 hours per week one-to-one UCLA ABA treatment. Two types of service provision were compared; an Intensive Clinic Based Treatment model where all treatment personnel were provided (N = 23), and an Intensive Parent Managed Treatment model where intensive supervision only was provided (N = 21). Treatment groups were defined by service provision and based on participant's geographical location. In addition, a non-concurrent multiple baseline design across participants (N = 13) was used to examine whether progress was associated with ABA treatment rather than other confounding variables. Between intake and follow-up, children in both groups improved significantly on IQ, visual-spatial IQ, language comprehension, expressive language, social skills, motor skills and adaptive behavior. There were no significant differences between the Clinic Based Group and Parent Managed Group on any of the measures at follow-up. Mean IQ for participants in both groups increased by 16 points between intake and follow-up. Eighty nine percent of children showed an increase in IQ score between intake and follow-up. Fifty percent of all participants gained 15 IQ points or more; 2% had a stable IQ and 9% showed a decrease. These findings are consistent with previous studies demonstrating benefits of ABA treatment for children with autism.

Redaktionen / 25.10.2009