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    A pilot study comparing the efficacy of tele-therapy and in-person therapy in a parent training program for children with autism spectrum disorders  
Author(s)
Ying Hao - University of Texas at Austin
Hoyoung Yi - University of Texas at Austin
Jamie Purrington - University of Texas at Austin
Alana Guzick - University of Texas at Austin
Madhu Sundarrajan - University of Texas at Austin
Jessica Franco - University of Texas at Austin

SRCLD Info
SRCLD Year: 2018
Presentation Type: Special Session
Presentation Time: (na)
Abstract
We compared the efficacy of tele-therapy and in-person therapy for participants in a parent training program for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Thirty-two children with ASD and their parents participated in either In-person therapy (n=17) or Zoom (an online meeting software) therapy (n=15). The therapy included a 6-week training (1-hour session per week) on strategies to improve children’s social and language skills. Each session, clinicians recorded a 10-minute language sample of parent-child interaction, and analyzed children’s mean length of utterances (MLU) and number of different words (NDW). They also reported parents’ applications of the targeted strategies using the fidelity of intervention implementation (FII). We compared changes in children’s MLU and NDW, and parents’ changes on scores of FII. Pilot results showed that the two groups did not differ on MLU and NDW, but also did not show significant changes over time. For FII, In-person group demonstrated steeper increase than Zoom group. Implications of these findings are discussed. The project was supported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
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Supported in part by: NIDCD and NICHD, NIH, R13 DC001677, Susan Ellis Weismer, Principal Investigator
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders