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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Symposium #409
CE Offered: BACB
EIBI: Treatment Modifications Under a Waiver and Follow-Up of Treated Children as Teens
Monday, May 26, 2008
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
Stevens 2
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Glen O. Sallows (Wisconsin Early Autism Project)
CE Instructor: Glen O. Sallows, Ph.D.

When first described by Lovaas, EIBI involved high intensity, about 40 hours per week. Due to shortages in funding, this is not always possible. Studies of lower hours have been quite low. What is the result of 25 hours per week? For families on a waiting list for funding, what is the effect of parent training plus 10-15 hours of 1:1? There have been many studies of the immediate effects of EIBI, but what are the children like as teens? Finally, we present an observation of the effect of no treatment for approximately 1 year.

The Effectiveness of an EIBI Intervention Based on 25 Hours per Week.
CHRISTINE WILKINS (Wisconsin Early Autism Project)
Abstract: When a waiver replaced the previous funding system in WI, the number of allowable 1:1 hours was decreased to a maximum of 25. We continued to collect data including annual assesment of IQ, language, and Vineland scores. In the current paper, we compare these results with those of children in treatment prior to the waiver, when hours of treatment were between 30 and 35.
The Effect of Parent Training Plus 10-15 Hours per Week of EIBI While on a Waiting List for Services.
MICHELLE SHERMAN (Wisconsin Early Autism Project)
Abstract: Parents who were on a waiting list for funding participated in a parent training program including demonstration and rehearsal of behavioral intervention practices. In addition, therapists provided 10-15 hours of 1:1 intervention. Measures included IQ, language, and Vineland.
Changes in Test Scores Over a One-Year Period without Treatment.
TAMLYNN SALLOWS (Wisconsin Early Autism Project)
Abstract: The presence of a waiver in WI created a waiting list that gradually grew longer than one year. We began to retest children just prior to the start of treatment when they finally were approved for funding, creating an opportuniy to examine changes in scores over a long period of time without treatment. Tests included IQ, language and Vineland.
Follow up of Children who Received EIBI at Age 10-13.
GLEN O. SALLOWS (Wisconsin Early Autism Project)
Abstract: Thirty-five children received EIBI between ages 3 and 7. Almost half showed large gains and were able to enter regular classes. The present study reports on the progress of these children at age 10-13 as well that of the other half of the children who showed more modest gains. Measures include IQ, language, Vineland, and tests of social skills at home and school.



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