Smartphone-App Parent Training in Pivotal Response Treatment for Autism

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Autism+2 MoreSmartphone-App Parent Training in Pivotal Response Treatment - Behavioral
Eligibility
12 - 54
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a smartphone app-based parent training program is feasible, acceptable, and effective for parents of children with autism.

Eligible Conditions
  • Autism
  • Parenting

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 6 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline, 8 weeks (intervention completion), 16 weeks (follow-up)

8 weeks
Parent Adherence to Treatment and Competence Measure
Scale of Treatment Perceptions (Total Score)
Baseline, 16 weeks (follow-up)
Change from Baseline in MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI), Level I Short Form (Total Score) at 16 weeks
Change from Baseline in Social Responsiveness Scale, Second Edition (SRS-2; Total T-Score) at 16 weeks
Change from Baseline in Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Standard Score on Communication Domain) at 16 weeks
Change from Baseline in Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Standard Score on Socialization Domain) at 16 weeks
Week 16
Change from Baseline in Frequency of Child Vocalizations/Word Use during Behaviorally Coded Parent-Child Intervention Videos at 8 weeks, 16 weeks.
Change from Baseline in Parent Fidelity of Implementation of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) during Behaviorally Coded Parent-Child Intervention Videos at 8 weeks, 16 weeks
Change from Baseline in Percentage of Child Eye Contact during Behaviorally Coded Parent-Child Intervention Videos at 8 weeks, 16 weeks.
Change from Baseline in Percentage of Child Positive Affect during Behaviorally Coded Parent-Child Intervention Videos at 8 weeks, 16 weeks.

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Smartphone App with Video Self-Scoring Functionality
1 of 2
Smartphone App without Video Self-Scoring Functionality
1 of 2

Experimental Treatment

48 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Smartphone-App Parent Training in Pivotal Response Treatment · No Placebo Group · N/A

Smartphone App with Video Self-Scoring Functionality
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Smartphone-App Parent Training in Pivotal Response Treatment · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Smartphone App without Video Self-Scoring Functionality
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Smartphone-App Parent Training in Pivotal Response Treatment · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline, 8 weeks (intervention completion), 16 weeks (follow-up)

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of California, Santa BarbaraLead Sponsor
22 Previous Clinical Trials
2,904 Total Patients Enrolled
Ty VernonPrincipal Investigator - University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara

Eligibility Criteria

Age 12 - 54 · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
There is no one definitive test for autism spectrum disorder
Some parents endorse a significant language delay in their children
The text states that there is a range of 1.0 to 4.5 years in which changes occur
Parents who are willing to complete intake and follow-up assessments, complete the eight weekly PRT lessons, record and submit parent-child PRT videos, and review these videos on a weekly basis.
You will need access to an internet connection, an iOS smartphone or tablet that can support the app and record video, and the app itself to participate in the study.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
Ohio50.0%
Louisiana50.0%
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria100.0%