What is the purpose of this trial?
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the application of an evidence-based, manualized treatment for children with ASD (Pivotal Response Treatment, PRT) to children ages four through six years of age with ASD. Specifically, children will be randomly assigned to receive either (1) 10 hours per week of intervention services, including two hours per week of parent education, and eight hours per week of direct clinician-delivered services, or (2) a treatment as usual control. Intervention will focus on enhancing the following developmental skills: expressive and receptive language, play, and social interaction. Outcome measures will address changes in the aforementioned domains during structured observation and standardized assessment.
Ages: 4 - 35 years
Yale University School of Medicine
Start Date: 05/24/2012
End Date: 05/31/2016
Last Updated: 06/22/2018
Study HIC#: 1106008625