Title

Challenges in evaluating psychosocial interventions for autism spectrum disorders,

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

V. Mark Durand

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Date Issued

January 2005

Date Available

April 2013

ISSN

0162-3257

Abstract

In 2002, the National Institutes of Health sponsored a meeting concerning methodological challenges of research in psychosocial interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders. This paper provides a summary of the presentations and the discussions that occurred during this meeting. Recommendations to federal and private agencies included the need for randomized clinical trials of comprehensive interventions for autism as the highest, but not the sole priority. Ongoing working groups were proposed to address psychosocial interventions with a focus on relevant statistics, standardized documentation and methods of diagnosis, development of outcome measures, establishment of standards in research; and the need for innovative treatment designs, including application of designs from other research areas to the study of interventions in ASD.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35, 695-708. doi: 10.1007/s10803-005-0017-6. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Springer

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