The Development of Autistic Children Based on Mothers´Response in Autism Behavior Checklist
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the process of development of autistic children, in a direct and indirect intervention context from mother´s response in Autism Behavior Checklist.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Development of Autistic Children Based on Mother´s Response in Autism Behavior Checklist|
- To evaluate the process of development of autistic children, in a direct and indirect intervention context from mother´s response in Autism Behavior Checklist. [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: Speech Therapy
Other Name: Speech Therapy
Aim: We evaluated the process of development of autistic children, in a direct and indirect intervention context from mother´s response in Autism Behavior Checklist.
The sample were composed of 11 mothers of children diagnosed with Autism (6) and Asperger Syndrome (5), according to the criteria established by the DSM IVtr (APA, 2002). These children were randomly divided into two groups: Six were receiving both direct and indirect intervention (Therapy Group -TG), and five were receiving exclusively indirect intervention (Orientation Group - OG). We used the Autism Behavior Checklist (Krug et al., 1993), adapted to Portuguese on three occasions: at the beginning, six months later and 12 months later. This is a list of nonadaptive behaviors (57), in the areas: Sensorial, Body and Object Use, Language, Social and Relating.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00725556
|Ana Carina Tamanaha|
|São Paulo, Brazil, 04358030|
|Principal Investigator:||Ana Carina Tamanaha, Student||Federal University of São Paulo|