Reduced anxiety following pivotal response treatment in young children with autism spectrum disorder

Reduced anxiety following pivotal response treatment in young children with autism spectrum disorder •PRT is a natural behavioural intervention primarily targeting social communication skills in children with ASD.•Parents reported anxiety reduction in 21 young children (aged 4–8) with ASD after an open-label 16-week PRT trial.•Anxiety reduction occurred independent of reduction in autism symptom severity.•Scaffolding structured and predictable social interactions during PRT may be a therapeutic component for anxiety reduction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders Elsevier

Reduced anxiety following pivotal response treatment in young children with autism spectrum disorder

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1750-9467
eISSN
1878-0237
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.rasd.2017.09.002
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Abstract

•PRT is a natural behavioural intervention primarily targeting social communication skills in children with ASD.•Parents reported anxiety reduction in 21 young children (aged 4–8) with ASD after an open-label 16-week PRT trial.•Anxiety reduction occurred independent of reduction in autism symptom severity.•Scaffolding structured and predictable social interactions during PRT may be a therapeutic component for anxiety reduction.

Journal

Research in Autism Spectrum DisordersElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2017

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