The Usage and Perceived Outcomes of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Programs for Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

This study investigated families of children with autism spectrum disorders using early intervention and early childhood services, as well as the perceived efficacy and developmental outcomes related to the services and service delivery methods

Kara Hume; Scott Bellini; Cathy Pratt

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • This study investigated families of children with autism spectrum disorders using early intervention and early childhood services, as well as the perceived efficacy and developmental outcomes related to the services and service delivery methods
  • Significant, yet small, correlations were found between several intervention services/service delivery models and developmental outcomes across areas, including social, emotional, and cognitive development
  • The importance of assessing social validity related to outcomes is addressed, as are potential implications for service providers

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