A Study of a Developmental,Individual-Difference,Relationship-Bases/Floortime Intervention for Children With Autistic (DIR)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00954213|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 26, 2010
Thirty eight autistic spectrum disorder children age 2-6 years recruited into the study. The new treatment intervention is based on the DIR Model. Parents will be coached at the start and then every 3-4 months for 1 year. Outcome will be measured at the first session and at the end of the study using Functional Emotional Assessment Scale and Childhood Autism Rating Scales, Functional Emotional Level, and parent satisfaction rating.
Hypothesis of the study: Children who get additional treatment of DIR/floortime show much improvement in climbing the developmental "ladder" and declining in the autistic behaviors.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders||Behavioral: DIR/Floortime parent intervention||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A One-year Prospective Follow-up Study of a DIR/ Floortime Parent Training Intervention for Pre-school Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorders|
|Study Start Date :||May 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2010|
|Experimental: DIR/Floortime parent intervention||
Behavioral: DIR/Floortime parent intervention
Parent will be trained to observe their autistic child's cues, follow their child's lead and techniques to enhance his/her development.
- The Functional Emotional Assessment Scale (FEAS) Ratings (the child part) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
- The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) Clinical rating of the children (6 point scale related to Greenspan's six Functional Development Level -FDL) Satisfaction of the effectiveness of the intervention of their child (Six-point Likert scale) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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): NCT00954213
|Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand, 10700|
|Principal Investigator:||Kingkaew Pajareya, MD||Rehabilitation Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand|