Intensive behavioral treatment for children with autism: four-year outcome and predictors.

  title={Intensive behavioral treatment for children with autism: four-year outcome and predictors.},
  author={Glen O. Sallows and Tamlynn D Graupner},
  journal={American journal of mental retardation : AJMR},
  volume={110 6},
Twenty-four children with autism were randomly assigned to a clinic-directed group, replicating the parameters of the early intensive behavioral treatment developed at UCLA, or to a parent-directed group that received intensive hours but less supervision by equally well-trained supervisors. Outcome after 4 years of treatment, including cognitive, language, adaptive, social, and academic measures, was similar for both groups. After combining groups, we found that 48% of all children showed rapid… 

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