Early comprehensive behaviorally based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders: A summary of findings from recent reviews and meta-analyses

Iliana Magiati, Xiang Wei Tay, Patricia Howlin

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Abstract

This paper examines current evidence for the effectiveness of early intensive behavioral interventions and other comprehensive preschool, behaviorally and/or developmentally based programs for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Data are based on recently published systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Individual differences in response to treatment and current evidence on predictors of outcome are examined. The limited research findings available on the long-term outcomes (>4 years after the start of treatment) of young children with ASD who received such interventions are also summarized. Finally, this review discusses challenges in the implementation of evidence-based early comprehensive interventions for ASD and highlights future priorities in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-570
Number of pages28
JournalNeuropsychiatry
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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