Interventions used with an Australian sample of preschool children with autism spectrum disorders

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Title Interventions used with an Australian sample of preschool children with autism spectrum disorders
Author Carter, Mark; Roberts, Jacqueline; Williams, Katrina; Evans, David; Parmenter, Trevor; Silove, Natalie; Clark, Trevor; Warren, Anthony
Journal Name Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
Abstract This study examined the previous and current range of educational, therapy, medical and CAM interventions used by a clearly described Australian sample of 84 families of preschool-aged children with autism spectrum disorders who were enrolled in a controlled trial of early intervention services. With regard to educational and therapy interventions, the most frequently used services were speech–language pathology, preschool and childcare, generic early intervention, and occupational therapy. With the exception of preschool and childcare, the access frequency for most of these services indicated they were used at relatively low intensity. Exclusion diets, oils/fatty acids and vitamin and mineral supplements were the primary CAM interventions used by families. There was no clear evidence of a relationship between the number of interventions used by families and developmental status although this may have been due to the relatively recent diagnoses. Implications of these findings and directions for future research are discussed.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2010.11.009
Volume 5
Issue Number 3
Page from 1033
Page to 1041
ISSN 1750-9467
Date Accessioned 2012-03-15; 2012-04-10T23:47:41Z
Date Available 2012-04-10T23:47:41Z
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Specialist Studies in Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44396
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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