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The TADPOLE Study - Intensive Treatment for Toddlers with Autism

Contact: Annette Estes, 206-221-5674

Core Function: Research and Evaluation

The Tadpole study is an NIH-funded Autism Center of Excellence intervention network study carried out at three sites, University of Washington, University of California, Davis, and Vanderbilt University. This is a randomized, controlled long-term study of toddlers, aged 12-24 months to examine two important ways that autism treatments vary: intensity (15 versus 25 hours per week of intervention) and style (play-based versus discrete trial teaching). The project also examines potential moderators of intervention response: early vocal development, severity of ASD symptoms, and developmental impairment level at the beginning of intervention. This study grew out of more than a decade of developmental and intervention studies carried out by this collaborative group.

 


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