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A Randomised Controlled Trial of an Information Communication Technology Delivered Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Living in Regional Australia
Curtin Univ, Australia.
Curtin Univ, Australia.
Curtin Univ, Australia.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Center, Pain and Rehabilitation Center. Curtin Univ, Australia.
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2019 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 49, no 2, p. 569-581Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This exploratory randomised controlled trial tested the effectiveness of a tablet-based information communication technology early intervention application to augment existing therapy with the aim of improving visual motor, imitation, language and social skills in young children with ASD who reside in regional areas. Fifty-nine participants were recruited and randomised to either a therapy-as-usual group or intervention group. With the exception of the expressive language subscale on the Mullen Scales of Early Learning, no significant between-group differences were recorded for visual motor, imitation, receptive language and social skills of participants between baseline and post-intervention. When all participants were pooled and measured over time, improvements were shown in receptive and pragmatic language and social skills; these gains were maintained, thus suggesting skill acquisition.

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SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS , 2019. Vol. 49, no 2, p. 569-581
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Information technology; RCT design; Parent training; Early intervention
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-154848DOI: 10.1007/s10803-018-3734-3ISI: 000458251700012PubMedID: 30209645OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-154848DiVA, id: diva2:1293682
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Funding Agencies|Lishman Health Foundation; South West Autism Group (SWAN); Telethon Kids Institute

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