Treatment of autistic children: Relative effectiveness of residential, out-patient and home-based interventions
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This study investigates the relative effectiveness of three different treatment approaches on three groups of autistic children. Only theHome-based group showed significant improvements on the behavioral observation measure. Further, the nonresidential groups (Home-based andOutpatient) were the only groups who demonstrated consistent improvements as measured by the Functional Behavior Checklist. Overall, few differences existed, indicating that the effects of the different interventions were comparable. Therefore, for both clinical and economic reasons, nonresidential approaches should be implemented initially with autistic children.
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