Social intervention for Autistic Disorder

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
Autistic Disorder
Social intervention - Behavioral
Eligibility
< 18
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial is testing the feasibility and initial efficacy of an after-school social intervention delivered by paraprofessionals in school settings for children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of social intervention as a treatment for Autistic Disorder. This study is unique because all patients will receive the active treatment and there will be no placebo group. This study will help to determine if social intervention is an effective treatment for Autistic Disorder.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Pretest (immediately prior to) and posttest (immediately following) the 8-week active social intervention phase for children in both conditions, and three months later (follow-up) for those randomized to the social intervention.

Completed immediately after completion of the social intervention
Child Satisfaction Survey
Parent Satisfaction Survey
Week 8
Attendance Rate
Attrition Rate
Fidelity Measure
Pretest (immediately prior to) and posttest (immediately following) the 8-week active social intervention phase for children in both conditions, and three months later (follow-up) for those randomized to the social intervention.
Adapted Skillstreaming Checklist (ASC)
Social Competence Observation Scale (SCOS)
Social Knowledge Assessment (SKA)
Social Responsiveness Scale, 2nd Edition, School Age Form (SRS-2)

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

No-treatment control
1 of 2
Social intervention
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

48 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Social intervention · No Placebo Group · N/A

Social intervention
Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Social intervention · Intervention Types: Behavioral
No-treatment controlNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: No-treatment control · Intervention Types:
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Social intervention
2015
N/A
~150

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: pretest (immediately prior to) and posttest (immediately following) the 8-week active social intervention phase for children in both conditions, and three months later (follow-up) for those randomized to the social intervention.
Closest Location: Canisius College · Buffalo, NY
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2016First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Autistic Disorder
1 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Canisius CollegeLead Sponsor
1 Previous Clinical Trials
103 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Autistic Disorder
103 Patients Enrolled for Autistic Disorder

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 18 · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence-2nd Edition IQ score of 70 or higher.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.