Easter Seals North Texas Autism Treatment Program Evaluation: Child Progress

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This study reports and evaluates child outcome measures at a non-profit autism treatment program providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) based services to children age 3 to 8. To accomplish this, a review was conducted of available outcome data for a 1 year period. Several categories of outcome measures have been reported in the autism treatment literature (post-intervention educational placement, cognitive status, developmental and achievement status and/or progress, autism symptom reduction, and diagnostic reclassification). This study found that the program relied on 2 sources of data to evaluate child outcome: Hawaii Early Learning Profile® and program goal mastery. Children are making progress as indicated by these measures. The findings are discussed in relation to broader outcome recommendations.

Creator(s): Brunson, Lashanna Yvette
Creation Date: May 2010
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Publisher Info: Web: www.unt.edu
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2010
Description:

This study reports and evaluates child outcome measures at a non-profit autism treatment program providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) based services to children age 3 to 8. To accomplish this, a review was conducted of available outcome data for a 1 year period. Several categories of outcome measures have been reported in the autism treatment literature (post-intervention educational placement, cognitive status, developmental and achievement status and/or progress, autism symptom reduction, and diagnostic reclassification). This study found that the program relied on 2 sources of data to evaluate child outcome: Hawaii Early Learning Profile® and program goal mastery. Children are making progress as indicated by these measures. The findings are discussed in relation to broader outcome recommendations.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Behavior Analysis
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Keyword(s): Autism | intervention | Applied Behavior Analysis | child outcomes | program evaluation
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 664122239 |
  • UNTCAT: b3864973 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc28400
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
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Holder: Brunson, Lashanna Yvette
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