Summary

for people ages 5 months to 12 months (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at UC Davis
study started
estimated completion:
Sarah Dufek (ucdavis)

Description

Summary

Caregiver coaching will be provided using telehealth technology, in order to determine the efficacy and effectiveness of the telehealth medium of intervention delivery for caregivers of infants with concern for ASD.

Official Title

Pilot Study: A Telehealth Intervention for Caregivers of Infants With Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder- Infant TeleHelp Study

Details

Ideally, all caregivers with an infant identified with concern for ASD would have immediate access to good quality caregiver coaching provided in the most natural environment possible. However, this is currently not the case for the majority of families. There are no empirically validated treatment programs for infants showing ASD risk. The proposed research project will use Applied Behavior Analysis-based single-subject experimental designs to further develop a promising caregiver-mediated intervention designed for infants showing early signs of ASD. Caregiver coaching will be provided using telehealth technology, in order to maximize recruitment opportunities and to determine the efficacy and effectiveness of the telehealth medium of intervention delivery for caregivers of infants with concern for ASD.

Keywords

Autism Spectrum Disorder Developmental Delay Disease Autistic Disorder Child Development Disorders, Pervasive infant telehelp

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 5 months to 12 months

  • Infants must exhibit early symptoms of ASD as indicated by a combination of Autism Observation Scale for Infants (AOSI) scores of 7 or higher
  • and Infant Toddler Checklist (ITC) scores in the autism concern range
  • Expression of clinical concern about ASD risk by the assessor and caregiver
  • Caregivers must be identified as the infants' primary caregivers
  • Caregivers be English speaking
  • Caregivers must have access to wired or wireless network technology to access the internet in their homes.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Infants may not have had significant abnormalities in the pre-, peri-, and postnatal period or gestational age younger than 34 weeks
  • Infants may not have serious medical conditions involving repeated or lengthy hospitalizations, head injuries, seizures, cerebral palsy or impaired hand use
  • Infants may not have multiple daily administrations of medical treatment (e.g.,nebulizers daily)
  • Infants may not have known genetic syndrome associated with ASD (e.g., fragile X syndrome) Infants may not have moderate to severe visual, auditory, or motor impairments
  • A caregiver may be excluded from participation if the caregiver is engaging in the majority of all possible caregiver treatment target behaviors at therapeutic levels during intake (Fidelity of Implementation scores of 80% or higher on each caregiver target behavior).

Location

  • MIND institute accepting new patients
    Sacramento California 95834 United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Davis
ID
NCT03592654
Lead Scientist
Sarah Dufek
Study Type
Interventional
Last Updated
July 17, 2018