Communication Intervention for Toddlers With Autism (J-EMT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02595697|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 3, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Autism Spectrum Disorder||Behavioral: J-EMT for Toddlers with Autism||Not Applicable|
This study tests the blended intervention (J-EMT) in a parent-plus-therapist-implementation model that has been demonstrated to be effective with other populations.
The J-EMT communication intervention is tailored to the specific social communication characteristics of children with ASD and is delivered during a critical period in early communication development for these children.
In this study, the investigators compare this blended intervention (J-EMT) to a business as usual (BAU) comparison group. Children assigned to the J-EMT group will receive a total of 48, 1-hour direct intervention sessions over six months that will include teaching their parents to implement J-EMT procedures across daily activities.
The investigators will examine social communication and child vocalizations, expressive and receptive language, symbolic play, and symbol-infused joint engagement to determine whether J-EMT changes both a primary functional outcome and the underlying specific skills that contribute to effective social communication in children with ASD.
Results from this study will indicate the efficacy of this variation of parent-plus-therapist-implemented EMT (i.e., J-EMT) specifically tailored to the characteristics of young children with ASD.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||An Efficacy Trail of Enhanced Milieu Teaching Language Intervention Plus Joint Attention, Engagement, Regulation Intervention for Toddlers With Autism|
|Study Start Date :||July 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2020|
Experimental: J-EMT for Toddlers with Autism
The J-EMT intervention:(a) teach foundational social communicative behaviors, (b) teach related skills that predict long term language outcomes, (c) teach a range of communicative functions, (d) target specific spoken language skills as well as foundational skills, (e) incorporate instructional methods, contexts, and partners that increase social use of language in natural contexts, and (f) promote generalization and maintenance of newly learned skills to everyday activities and routines. In addition, because parents are essential partners for young children with ASD who are learning to communicate, studies are needed that (g) include parents and (h) specify the method and fidelity of parent instruction and fidelity and dosage with which parents use the trained strategies
Behavioral: J-EMT for Toddlers with Autism
Children assigned to the J-EMT group will receive a total of 48, 1-hour direct intervention sessions over six months that will include teaching their parents to implement J-EMT procedures across daily activities.
Other Name: Communication Intervention for Toddlers with Autism
No Intervention: Business as Usual Control Group
All children, regardless of group assignment will participate in all assessments. Children randomized to the control group will not receive intervention, but will complete all other research procedures. Other treatments that all children receive in the community will be recorded with bi-monthly surveys.
- Number of spontaneous social communication attempts made as assessed by a 20 minute lanugage sample. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02595697
|Contact: Ann P Kaiser, PhD||(615) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Suzanne Thompson, M.Ed.,BCBA||(615) 322-8150|
|United States, Illinois|
|Evanston, Illinois, United States, 60208|
|Contact: Megan Y Roberts, PhD email@example.com|
|Sub-Investigator: Megan Y Roberts, PhD|
|United States, Tennessee|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203|
|Contact: Ann P Kaiser, PhD 615-322-8160 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Suzanne Thompson, M.Ed., BCBA (615) 322-8132 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Ann P Kaiser, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Ann P Kaiser, PhD||Vanderbilt University|