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Wong, Connie; Odom, Samuel L.; Hume, Kara A.; Cox, Ann W.; Fettig, Angel; Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Brock, Matthew E.; Plavnick, Joshua B.; Fleury, Veronica P.; Schultz, Tia R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
The purpose of this study was to identify evidenced-based, focused intervention practices for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder. This study was an extension and elaboration of a previous evidence-based practice review reported by Odom et al. ("Prev Sch Fail" 54:275-282, 2010b, doi:10.?1080/?1045988100378550?6). In the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Children
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Whalon, Kelly J.; Conroy, Maureen A.; Martinez, Jose R.; Werch, Brittany L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
The purpose of this review was to critically examine and summarize the impact of school-based interventions designed to facilitate the peer-related social competence of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Reviewed studies employed a single-case experimental design, targeted peer-related social competence, included children 3-12 years old…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Knight, Victoria F.; Sartini, Emily – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
Understanding text can increase access to educational, vocational, and recreational activities for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, limited research has been conducted investigating instructional practices to remediate or compensate for these comprehension challenges. The current comprehensive literature review expanded…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comprehension, Teaching Methods
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Watkins, Laci; O'Reilly, Mark; Kuhn, Michelle; Gevarter, Cindy; Lancioni, Giulio E.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Lang, Russell – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
This review addresses the use of peer-mediated interventions (PMI) to improve the social interaction skills of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in inclusive settings. The purpose of this review is to (a) identify the characteristics and components of peer-mediated social interaction interventions, (b) evaluate the effectiveness of PMI…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Inclusion
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Hampton, Justin; Strand, Paul S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
The present study utilized meta-analytic procedures to estimate the diagnostic validity of instruments used to screen young children, ages 1.5-5 years, for autism. Five scales met inclusion criteria, and data from 18 studies contributed the meta-analysis. Results revealed that 4 of 5 scales met criteria for "good" validity, including two…
Descriptors: Autism, Meta Analysis, Clinical Diagnosis, Screening Tests
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Wijngaarden-Cremers, Patricia J. M.; van Eeten, Evelien; Groen, Wouter B.; Van Deurzen, Patricia A.; Oosterling, Iris J.; Van der Gaag, Rutger Jan – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Autism is an extensively studied disorder in which the gender disparity in prevalence has received much attention. In contrast, only a few studies examine gender differences in symptomatology. This systematic review and meta-analysis of 22 peer reviewed original publications examines gender differences in the core triad of impairments in autism.…
Descriptors: Autism, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Xu, Guifeng; Jing, Jin; Bowers, Katherine; Liu, Buyun; Bao, Wei – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
We performed a systematic literature search regarding maternal diabetes before and during pregnancy and the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the offspring. Of the 178 potentially relevant articles, 12 articles including three cohort studies and nine case-control studies were included in the meta-analysis. Both the meta-analyses of cohort…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Pregnancy, At Risk Persons, Literature Reviews
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Hirota, Tomoya; Veenstra-VanderWeele, Jeremy; Hollander, Eric; Kishi, Taro – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Electroencephalogram-recorded epileptiform activity is common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), even without clinical seizures. A systematic literature search identified 7 randomized, placebo-controlled trials of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in ASD (total n = 171), including three of valproate, and one each of lamotrigine,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Drug Therapy, Epilepsy
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Sharp, William G.; Berry, Rashelle C.; McCracken, Courtney; Nuhu, Nadrat N.; Marvel, Elizabeth; Saulnier, Celine A.; Klin, Ami; Jones, Warren; Jaquess, David L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013
We conducted a comprehensive review and meta-analysis of research regarding feeding problems and nutrient status among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The systematic search yielded 17 prospective studies involving a comparison group. Using rigorous meta-analysis techniques, we calculated the standardized mean difference (SMD) with…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Eating Disorders, Nutrition, Children
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Taylor, Lauren J.; Maybery, Murray T.; Whitehouse, Andrew J. O. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
There is debate regarding the relationship between autism and specific language impairment (SLI), with some researchers proposing aetiological overlap between the conditions and others maintaining their aetiological distinction. Although considerable research has investigated the language phenotypes of these disorders, the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Autism, Language Impairments, Children, Researchers
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Simpson, Kate; Keen, Deb – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011
It is widely reported that music can be beneficial to individuals with autism. This review was undertaken to determine the evidence base for the use of music as an intervention for children with autism. After searching relevant databases, 128 articles were identified of which 20 articles met the study's inclusion criteria. Composed songs and…
Descriptors: Music, Autism, Music Therapy, Literature Reviews
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Williams White, Susan; Keonig, Kathleen; Scahill, Lawrence – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
Social reciprocity deficits are a core feature of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This review summarizes the state of research in group-based social skills training programs for school-age children and adolescents with ASD. All published studies of group social skills interventions between 1985 and 2006 were reviewed, as well as dissertations…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Interpersonal Competence, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents
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Reynhout, Georgina; Carter, Mark – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2006
A review of the empirical research literature on Social Stories[TM] is presented, including a descriptive review and single-subject meta-analysis of appropriate studies. Examination of data suggests the effects of Social Stories[TM] are highly variable. Interpretations of extant studies are frequently confounded by inadequate participant…
Descriptors: Children, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Child Behavior
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Esch, Barbara E.; Carr, James E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2004
Secretin is used in the United States for diagnosis of pancreatic gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction and disease. Repeated therapeutic use has not been approved. Widespread interest in secretin as a treatment for autism followed media reports of behavioral improvements in an autistic child who received the hormone during a GI diagnostic procedure.…
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Outcomes of Treatment, Clinical Diagnosis
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Krause, Ilan; He, Ziao-Song; Gershwin, M. Eric; Shoenfeld, Yehuda – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2002
This article reviews studies linking autistic disorder with various immune factors. It concludes that although various immune system abnormalities have been reported in children with autism, previous studies are largely association based and it remains difficult to draw conclusions regarding the role of immune factors in the etiopathogenesis of…
Descriptors: Autism, Biological Influences, Child Health, Children
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