Pivotal Response Treatment for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (PRT)

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.

Participation Guidelines

Ages: 4 - 35 years

Gender: Both

Yale University School of Medicine

Start Date: 05/24/2012

End Date: 05/31/2016

Last Updated: 06/22/2018

Study HIC#: 1106008625

Get Involved

For more information about this study, contact:
Anamiguel Pomales Ramos
+1 203-737-4378

If you would prefer to contact a member of the Help us Discover team about this trial and other similar trials, please email helpusdiscover@yale.edu or call 1-877-978-8348.

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Denis Sukhodolsky

Principal Investigator