Robot-Mediated Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02617342|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 30, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Autism Spectrum Disorder||Behavioral: Robot-mediated Intervention||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Robot-Mediated Social Skills Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|Study Start Date :||November 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 2020|
Experimental: Robot-mediated Intervention
Families assigned to the robot condition will be asked to complete pre-test assessments and post testing as well as to participate in the robot intervention. The intervention will last for a 8-14 week period in which families will bring their child in 2-3 times a week on average for approximately 30 minutes until 24 treatment sessions have been completed. Children will receive one-on-one intervention with an interventionist facilitating the child's interactions with the robot.
Behavioral: Robot-mediated Intervention
The intervention follows the curriculum developed by RoboKind to target and improve upon social interactions through core vocabulary and modeling.
No Intervention: Treatment as Usual
Families assigned to the TAU condition will be asked to complete pre-test assessments and approximately 8-14 weeks later return to complete post-test assessments where the social emotions activity will be retested. During the 8-14 weeks between the testing assessments, families in the TAU condition will also receive a weekly email asking about their child's media use.
- Change in baseline emotions accurately identified on the Transporters Quiz [ Time Frame: 14 weeks into treatment (at completion of intervention) ]The Transporters Quiz (Autism Transporters CIC, Autism Research Center) is a quiz developed to test a child's understanding of the emotions portrayed in stories. The quiz examines whether a child can link a word describing an emotion, the facial expression of that emotion, and the causes of the emotion. This quiz will be given prior to starting treatment and again at the completion of the intervention.
- Change in baseline Social Responsiveness Scale Score [ Time Frame: 14 weeks into treatment (at completion of intervention) ]
- Number of prompt-free intervals during the treatment sessions [ Time Frame: Weekly throughout intervention schedule (8-14 weeks) ]For treatment condition only. One session a week will be randomly selected to be recorded for 15 minutes and coded for the number of times the child independently and appropriately interacts with the robot.
- Change in baseline parent report of child's emotion recognition [ Time Frame: 14 weeks into treatment (at completion of intervention) ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02617342
|United States, Maryland|
|Kennedy Krieger Institute|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21211|
|Principal Investigator:||Rebecca Landa, PhD, CCC-SLP||Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc.|