A pilot study of the effects of an Australian centre-based early intervention program for children with autism

Paynter, Jessica, Scott, James, Beamish, Wendi, Duhig, Michael and Heussler, Honey (2012) A pilot study of the effects of an Australian centre-based early intervention program for children with autism. The Open Pediatric Medicine Journal, 6 7-14. doi:10.2174/1874309901206010007

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Author Paynter, Jessica
Scott, James
Beamish, Wendi
Duhig, Michael
Heussler, Honey
Title A pilot study of the effects of an Australian centre-based early intervention program for children with autism
Journal name The Open Pediatric Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1874-3099
Publication date 2012-04-24
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2174/1874309901206010007
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Start page 7
End page 14
Total pages 8
Place of publication Bussum, Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Open
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The current study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of an Australian centre-based early intervention program for children with autism. Outcomes for 10 children with autistic disorder aged between 32 and 65 months of age participating in the AEIOU early intervention program were investigated. Measures of educational, cognitive, and adaptive skills as well as autism symptoms were administered. Significant gains in educational skills in the areas of cognitive verbal/preverbal, fine motor and visual-motor imitation, motor domain score, and social reciprocity, were obtained as were decreases in autism symptoms. Limited evidence of gains was obtained for measures of cognitive or adaptive behaviour skills. This study provides promising preliminary evidence in support of the AEIOU program in terms of symptom reduction and increases in educational skills. Limitations and future research directions are discussed.
Keyword Autism spectrum disorder
Early intervention
Educational skills
Outcome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 17:30:26 EST by James Scott on behalf of Psychiatry - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital