Mental Health & Autism Health Project Journal Articles & Reports

General Autism, Government Reports and Guidelines

Original Studies and Review Articles

  • 1. Granpeesheh D et al. Applied Behavior Analytic Interventions for children with autism: a description and review of treatment research. Ann Clin Psychiatry, 2009 Jul-Sep: 21 (3): 162-73.
  • 2. Eikeseth S. Outcome of comprehensive psychoeducational interventions for young children with autism. Res Dev Disabil. 2009; 30:158-178.
  • 3. Rogers SJ, Vismara LA. Evidence-based comprehensive treatments for early autism. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2008; 37:8-38.
  • 4. Eikeseth S, Smith T, Jahr E, et al. Outcome for children with autism who began intensive behavioral treatment between ages 4 and 7: a comparison controlled study. Behav Modif. 2007; 31:264-278
  • 5. Spreckley, M and Boyd, REfficacy of applied behavioral intervention in preschool children with autism for improving cognitive, language and adaptive behavior: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pediatr, 2009 Mar: 154(3): 338-44.
  • 6. Foxx, R.Applied behavior analysis treatment of autism: the state of the art, Child Adolescent Psychiatry Clin N Am, 2008 Oct; 17(4): 821-34, ix.

Adolescents for Intense Behavioral Therapy

OT/Sensory Integration

  • 1. Fazlioglu, Y. and Baran, G. A sensory integration therapy program on sensory problems for children with autism. Percept Mot Skills, 2008 Apr; 106(2):415-22.
  • 2. Pfeiffer, B., et al. Effectiveness of sensory integration interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders: a pilot study. Am J Occup Ther, 2011 Jan-Feb;65(1):76-85. The purpose of this study was to address the effectiveness of sensory integration (SI) interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Children ages 6–12 with ASD were randomly assigned to a fine motor or SI treatment group. Pretests and posttests measured social responsiveness, sensory processing, functional motor skills, and social–emotional factors. Results identified significant positive changes in Goal Attainment Scaling scores for both groups; more significant changes occurred in the SI group, and a significant decrease in autistic mannerisms occurred in the SI group.
  • 3. Case-Smith, J and Arbesman, M. Evidence-based review of intervention for autism used in or of relevance to occupational therapy. Am J Occup Ther, 2008 Jul-Aug: 62(4): 416-29. Respondents who reported more frequent use of and more competence in sensory integration approaches perceived more improvement in children's sensory processing. Respondents who reported more frequent use of and more competence in child-centered play perceived more improvement in children's sensory integration and play skills.
  • 4. May-Benson, TA and Koomar JA. Systematic review of the research evidence examining the effectiveness of interventions using a sensory integrative approach for children. Am J Occup Ther, 2010 May-Jun; 64(3): 403-14. Results suggest the SI approach may result in positive outcomes in sensorimotor skills and motor planning; socialization, attention, and behavioral regulation; reading-related skills; participation in active play; and achievement of individualized goals.

Group Language Therapy and Social Skills

  • 1. Kasari, C et al. Joint attention and symbolic play in young children with autism: a randomized controlled intervention study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 2006 Jun: 47(6): 611-20.
  • 2. Kasari, C et al. Language outcome in autism: randomized comparison of joint attention and play interventions. J Consult Clin Psychol, 2008 Feb; 76 (1): 125-37.
  • 3. Bellini S and Peters, J. Social skills training for youth with autism spectrum disorder. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am, 2008 Oct: 17(4):857-73, x.

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