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Direct Instruction Language for Learning in Autism Spectrum Disorder

2015-06-30 07:53:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to test whether Direct Instruction - Language for Learning (DI-LL) is an effective way to teach language skills to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and moderate language delay.

Description

Direct Instruction - Language for Learning (DI-LL) uses face to face instruction and specific lessons to teach children language skills. This method has been used previously in children with language delays, but it has not been carefully studied in children with autism spectrum disorder. This study will compare DI-LL and ongoing treatment as usual to treatment as usual (speech therapy, language services, etc.) alone.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Intervention

Direct Instruction-Language for Learning (DI-LL), Treatment as Usual

Location

Marcus Autism Center - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
30329

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Emory University

Results (where available)

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