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An Evaluation of a Developmentally-Based Parent Training Program for Children With Autism

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01400269
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 16, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a parent training program in the treatment of social and communication deficits in children with autism. Specifically, this study will evaluate a developmentally based parent delivered intervention in the community developed by Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Autistic Disorder Behavioral: Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE ) developmentally based parent delivered intervention

Detailed Description:
There are many treatments that claim to be effective for children with autism; however many of these treatments have not been investigated using scientifically rigorous methodology. A variety of developmentally based parent delivered interventions are gaining popularity as a type of treatment parents utilize to improve symptoms related to their child's diagnosis of autism. Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE)is a agency that provides a developmentally based parent delivered intervention in the community. Currently, this parent training program has not been evaluated using scientific methodology. Investigation into this community delivered treatment and its effectiveness to improve social and communication deficits will aid clinicians in providing better care for children with autism.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 48 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Evaluation of a Developmentally-Based Parent Training Program for Children With Autism
Study Start Date : September 2010
Primary Completion Date : January 2014
Study Completion Date : January 2014
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE)
Behavioral: Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) developmentally based parent delivered intervention
Behavioral: Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE ) developmentally based parent delivered intervention
Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE ) developmentally based parent delivered intervention


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Social Responsiveness Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]
    Outcome measure is the change from week 12 relative to baseline.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Repetitive Behavior Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]
    Outcome measure is the change from week 12 relative to baseline.

  2. Family Empowerment Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]
    Outcome measure is the change from week 12 relative to baseline.

  3. Caregiver Strain questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]
    Outcome measure is the change from week 12 relative to baseline.

  4. Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]
    Outcome measure is the change from week 12 relative to baseline.

  5. Sensory Profile Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]
    Outcome measure is the change from week 12 relative to baseline.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Months to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • meets DSM-IV-TR criteria for an autism spectrum disorder (pervasive developmental disorder) on the basis of clinical evaluation and the research diagnostic methods
  • age range between 18 months and 6.11 years
  • male or female in good medical health
  • will be starting PACE parent training program
  • intends on continuing PACE program for a minimum of 12 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • medically unstable (e.g., more than one seizure a month)
  • a medical diagnosis that causes autism like symptomology (e.g., Fragile X, Down syndrome, Angelman's syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, Rett's disorder)
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01400269


Locations
United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Antonio Y. Hardan, MD Stanford University
More Information

Responsible Party: Antonio Hardan, Associate Professor, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01400269     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-11022010-7169
First Posted: July 22, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2016
Last Verified: August 2016

Keywords provided by Antonio Hardan, Stanford University:
PACE

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autistic Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders