Outcome Of Early Intensive ABA For ASD Kids In A Community Set
Outcome survey of early intensive behavioral intervention for young children with autism in a community setting
Boyd RD, Corley MJ.
Golden Gate Regional Center, San Francisco, CA, USA.
This article presents findings from an outcome survey of the effects
of early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) for young children with
autism in a community setting. Results from both individual case reviews
and parent questionnaires are presented, with the data failing to support any
instances of’recovery’ while still yielding a high degree of parental
satisfaction with the treatment.
Moreover, a follow-up inquiry into the type of services each child
was receiving in his or her post-EIBI setting documents continued dependence
on extensive educational and related developmental services, suggesting that
the promise of future treatment sparing did not materialize. Limitations
of the survey in evaluating community-based EIBI services are discussed along
with the need for further research designed to document the effectiveness
ofservices provided to young children with ASD in the community.
PMID: 11777258 [PubMed – in process]