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Duifhuis, E. A.; den Boer, J. C.; Doornbos, A.; Buitelaar, J. K.; Oosterling, I. J.; Klip, H. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Purpose of this quasi-experimental trial was to investigate the effect of Pivotal response treatment (PRT) versus treatment as usual (TAU) on autism symptoms. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), aged 3-8¬†years, received either PRT (n = 11) or TAU (n = 13). Primary outcome measure was the total score on the Autism Diagnostic Observation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Reynolds, Stacey; Bendixen, Roxanna M.; Lawrence, Tami; Lane, Shelly J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011
This pilot study explored activity patterns in children with and without ASD and examined the role of sensory responsiveness in determining children's level of competence in activity performance. Twenty-six children with high functioning ASD and twenty-six typically-developing children 6-12 years old were assessed using the Sensory Profile and the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Autism, Child Behavior, Participation
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Snow, Anne V.; Lecavalier, Luc – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2011
Studies on the distinction between Autistic Disorder (AD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) have been inconclusive. This study examined the validity of PDD-NOS by comparing it to AD and other developmental disorders (DD) on parent-reported behavior problems. Fifty-four children with PDD-NOS were individually…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Behavior Problems, Autism, Developmental Disabilities
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de Bruin, Esther I.; de Nijs, Pieter F. A.; Verheij, Fop; Hartman, Catharina A.; Ferdinand, Robert F. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2007
The objective of this study was to identify behavioral differences between children with multiple complex developmental disorder (MCDD) and those with pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Twenty-five children (6-12 years) with MCDD and 86 children with PDD-NOS were compared with respect to psychiatric co-morbidity,…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Child Behavior, Anxiety