NeuroModulation Technique Treatment of Autism (NMT)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether NeuroModulation Technique (NMT) is effective in reducing maladaptive behaviors and increasing adaptive behaviors in children diagnosed with autism.
Hypothesis: Children in the Experimental group will show significant improvement over the Wait-List control group as measured by the Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavioral Inventory (PDDBI), the Aberrant Behavior Checklist, Community Version (ABC-C), and the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC). Children in the Wait-List control group will show significant improvement over their baseline measures after receiving NMT treatment.
|Autism Neurodevelopmental Disorder||Behavioral: NeuroModulation Technique||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Intention-based Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Promising Results of a Wait-List Control Study in Children|
- Primary efficacy outcome measures include mean change from start of treatment to end of treatment on the PDDBI Autism Composite Index, the ABC-C Total Score, and the ATEC Total Score. [ Time Frame: At the end of 12 NMT treatment sessions. ]Children in both the Experimental and Wait-List control groups will show significant improvement over their respective baseline scores in these primary outcome measures following NMT treatment, which will reflect an improvement in adaptive behaviors as well as a decrease in maladaptive behaviors.
- Secondary outcome measures include mean change from start of treatment to end of treatment on the remaining subscales of the PDDBI, the ABC-C, and the ATEC. [ Time Frame: At the end of 12 NMT treatment sessions. ]Children in both the Experimental and Wait-List control groups will show significant improvement over their respective baseline scores in these secondary outcome measures following NMT treatment, which will reflect an improvement in adaptive behaviors as well as a decrease in maladaptive behaviors.
|Study Start Date:||July 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Intention-based therapy treatment for autism
Behavioral: NeuroModulation Technique
NeuroModulation Technique is an informational technique that works by identifying and bringing awareness of the mind-body to incorrect informational states of the nervous system which has led to illness or maladaptive behavior. NeuroModulation Technique then directs the body to correct these information states, thereby helping the nervous system resume more adaptive functioning.
Other Name: NMT
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00503191
|United States, Texas|
|Robert H. Weiner, Ph.D.|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75231|
|Study Chair:||Robert H Weiner, Ph.D.||NeuroModulation Technique Research Institute|