The Home TEACCHing Program for Toddlers with Autism
The study evaluated the efficacy a parent training intervention for children with autism based on the TEACCH model. Twenty families were randomly assigned to the treatment or waitlist group. All families were compared at pre- and post-treatment on formal dependent measures. Direct measures of behavior were compared across six matched pairs using a multiple baseline probe design. The results of the multiple baseline design showed robust support for improvement in child and parent behavior. Due to the sample size and short time frame, results of a repeated measures analysis of variance did not reach significance.
KeywordsAutism Early intervention TEACCH Home-based intervention
We wish to thank the participating families and the team that made this program and research possible including Ron Faulkner, Susan Boswell, Lindsey Schumacher, Devon Hartford, Johanna Lima, Mandy Benson, and Nadette Welterlin-Hugg. Their contributions were invaluable to the completion of this project. Part of this project was the doctoral dissertation of the first author. Dr. Welterlin was supported, in part, by the Harris Fellowship Award and the 2007 Graduate Research Grants Program Award. Dr. Turner-Brown was supported by Division TEACCH, by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development T32-HD40127 and P30 HD03110, and by grant R40 MC 22648 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program
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