A Program Evaluation of Home and Center-Based Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
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The present study aimed to retrospectively compare the relative rates of mastery of exemplars for individuals with ASD (N = 313) who received home-based and center-based services. A between-group analysis found that participants mastered significantly more exemplars per hour when receiving center-based services than home-based services. Likewise, a paired-sample analysis found that participants who received both home and center-based services had mastered 100 % more per hour while at the center than at home. These analyses indicated that participants demonstrated higher rates of learning during treatment that was provided in a center setting than in the participant’s home.
KeywordsAutism spectrum disorder Applied behavior analysis Center-based services Treatment
Compliance with Ethical Standards
The data collected for the present study were from a research database of de-identified archived clinical records. As such, the Institution Review Board (IRB00004971) concluded that 45 CFR part 46 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulation does not apply.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
This study did not receive external funding.
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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