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Ninth International Conference; Paris, France; 2017

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Symposium #81
Outcome of Community Based Behavioral Intervention for Children With Autism
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:30 AM–12:20 PM
Forum Auditorium, Niveau 1
CE Instructor: Sigmund Eldevik, Ph.D.
Chair: Sigmund Eldevik (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
Abstract: We will present outcome of early behavioral Iitervention for children with autism from two community based intervention Centers in Norway. First, the Centre for Early Intervention in Oslo, Norway will present outcome following two years of low intensity behavioral intervention for 26 children with autism. They are compared to a group of 25children that have received eclectic special education. Next, the Department of Autism in Bergen, Norway will present outcome after one year of behavioral intervention for 28 children, and compare this to a group of 23 children that were provided generic special education of similar intensity. Finally, we will present outcome from a group of 13 children that continued a behavioral intervention program through third grade in school (age 10), and compare this to a group of children where behavioral intervention was ended when they started school (age 6).
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): autism, behavioral intervention, outcome
Outcome of a Public Low-Intensity Behavioral Intervention Program for Children With Autism
(Service Delivery)
SIGMUND ELDEVIK (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences), Astri Valmo (Centre for Early Intervention (STI))
Abstract: We evaluated outcome of low intensity early behavioral intervention (about 12 weekly intervention hours) for children with autism as it was provided by the public Centre for Early intervention in Oslo, Norway. All the children (n=26) that completed two years of intervention between 2011 and 2016 are included in the study, and outcome was compared to a group of children that received eclectic special education. We measured outcome on autism severity, general intelligence and adaptive behavior. All though, the intervention was less intensive than what is recommended in the literature, the behavioral group did significantly better than the eclectic comparison group. Nevertheless, average gains were more modest than what is reported for more intensive programs.
Outcome of Community Based Public Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention
(Service Delivery)
Roy Tonnesen (Pedagogisk Psykologisk Tjeneste), Hege Aarlie (Norway ABA), Kristine Berg Titlestad (Bergen University College), Marianne Mjos (Departmenf of Autism, Bergen), SIGMUND ELDEVIK (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
Abstract: We evaluate outcome following one year of intensive behavioral intervention (about 20 weekly intervention hours) provided through the public Department of Autism. in the City of Bergen, Norway. All children (n=28) that completed one year of intervention between 2011 and 2016 were included in the evaluation. Outcome was measured in terms of autism severity, adaptive behaviors and the occurrence of problem behaviors and compared to a group of children receiving generic special education.
Effects of Continued Behavioral Intervention Well Into School Age for Children With Autism
(Service Delivery)
CATHRINE OLSSON (Centre for Early Intervention (STI)), Sigmund Eldevik (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
Abstract: We found better outcome in intelligence and adaptive behavior scores at age 10, for those children who continued to receive behavioral intervention in school compared to those children who ended their intervention at age 6. The groups had similar gains following intervention on pre-school.The group of children (n=11) that continued their behavioral intervention in school continued to gain in intelligence and adaptive behavior scores, whereas the group that stopped (n=8) lost points. This finding supports the hypotheses that behavioral intervention can continue to benefit some children with autism well into school age.



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