Understanding the Effects of Intervention on the Brain in Autism

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Marquette University

Status

Active, not recruiting

Conditions

PDD-NOS
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Asperger Disorder
Autism

Treatments

Behavioral: PEERS

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02680015
HR 2020

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study examines how the PEERS (Laugeson \& Frankel, 2010; Laugeson, 2016) social-behavioral intervention affects social relationships and brain development and function in autistic preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults.

Enrollment

400 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

4 to 28 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Verbal, speaking in full sentences
  • Meets ASD criteria
  • Meets IQ criteria >70

Exclusion criteria

  • schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Triple Blind

400 participants in 2 patient groups

Experimental Group
Experimental group
Description:
Immediate enrollment in the PEERS group.
Treatment:
Behavioral: PEERS
Waitlist Group
No Intervention group
Description:
Research measures while waiting for PEERS; will receive PEERS within one year.

Trial contacts and locations

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