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Table 1 Child characteristics and non-study services received

From: An Intervention for Sensory Difficulties in Children with Autism: A Randomized Trial

  OT/SI
n = 17
Usual care
n = 15
p
Age (mos)
 Mean (SD) 71.35 (14.90) 72.33 (10.81) t(30) = 0.21, p = 0.84
 Range 56–86 62–83  
Full scale IQ
 Mean (SD) 89.75 (18.74) 91.86 (11.93) t(28) = 0.36, p = 0.72
 Range 59–123 64–109  
Non-verbal IQa
 Mean (SD) 91.87 (17.48) 95.00 (10.03) t(28) = 0.60, p = 0.55
 Range 55–119 31–79  
Verbal IQ
 Mean (SD) 93.56 (18.33) 93.79 (14.26) t(28) = 0.04, p = 0.97
 Range 63–135 69–114  
ADOS autism severity score
 Mean (SD) 7.76 (1.6) 8.40 (1.6) t(30) = 1.09, p = 0.28
 Range 5–10 6–10  
Other services a
Total behavioral treatments (ABA home, ABA school, in hours)
 Mean (SD) 8.94 (19.38) 23.3 (63.00) U = 112.0, p = 0.77
 Median 0 0  
 Range (hours) 0–72 0–240b  
 Frequency of children receiving 5 3  
Occupational therapy, school (hours)
 Mean (SD) 10.95 (14.81) 10.78 (9.29) U = 110.0, p = 0.50
 Median 8 10  
 Range 0–45 0–32  
 Frequency of children receiving 8 12  
Pharmacological treatments (f)
 Not on medications 13 12 FET, p = 0.99
 On medications 4 3  
  Clonadine 1 0  
  Antidepressant 0 3  
  Methylphenidate 2 1  
  Adderal 1 0  
  1. FET fisher exact test
  2. aOne participant randomized to treatment had a combined IQ of 65 (non-verbal IQ = 55 and a verbal IQ = 77)
  3. bOne participant in the control group reported receiving 240 h of behavioral support in school