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Title:  Randomized, Controlled Trial of the LEAP Model of Early Intervention for Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Description: The study, Randomized, Controlled Trial of the LEAP Model of Early Intervention for Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, examined the intervention Learning Experiences and Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Their Parents (LEAP) which involves immersing children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) into preschool classrooms with other children. The study examined the effectiveness of a full two-year LEAP training and support model for teachers on improving outcomes of preschool children with ASD, as compared to a limited LEAP model in which no professional development support was provided. Researchers found that the full LEAP model produced positive impacts on behavior, communication, intellectual outcomes, and social outcomes of preschool children. This study is a well-implemented randomized controlled trial that meets WWC evidence standards without reservations.
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Cover Date: July 2012
Web Release: July 31, 2012
Publication #: WWC SSREC12
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
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Type of Product: Single Study Review
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Single Study Review, please contact:
Erin Pollard.