Meta-Analysis of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Children With Autism

@article{Eldevik2009MetaAnalysisOE,
  title={Meta-Analysis of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Children With Autism},
  author={Sigmund Eldevik and Richard P. Hastings and J. Carl Hughes and Erik Jahr and Svein Eikeseth and Scott Cross},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Child \& Adolescent Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={38},
  pages={439 - 450}
}
A systematic literature search for studies reporting effects of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention identified 34 studies, 9 of which were controlled designs having either a comparison or a control group. We completed a meta-analysis yielding a standardized mean difference effect size for two available outcome measures: change in full-scale intelligence and/or adaptive behavior composite. Effect sizes were computed using Hedges's g. The average effect size was 1.10 for change in full-scale… 
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