A Program Evaluation of Home and Center-Based Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
The present study aimed to retrospectively compare the relative rates of mastery of exemplars for individuals with ASD (N = 313) who received home-based and center-based services. A between-group analysis found that participants mastered significantly more exemplars per hour when receiving center-based services than home-based services. Likewise, a paired-sample analysis found that participants who received both home and center-based services had mastered 100 % more per hour while at the center than at home. These analyses indicated that participants demonstrated higher rates of learning during treatment that was provided in a center setting than in the participant’s home.
Dixon DR, Burns CO, Granpeesheh D, Amarasinghe R, Powell A, Linstead E. A program evaluation of home and center-based treatment for autism spectrum disorder. Behav Anal Pract. 2017;10(3):307-312. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0155-7
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