The Effects of the Early Start Denver Model for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis

The effects of the early start denver model for children with autism spectrum disorder: A meta-analysis

Forfattere
Fuller, E. A. Oliver, K. Vejnoska, S. F. Rogers, S. J.
Årstall
2020
Tidsskrift
Brain Sciences
Volum
10
Sider
1-20
This meta-analysis examined the effects of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) for young children with autism on developmental outcome measures. The 12 included studies reported results from 640 children with autism across 44 unique effect sizes. The aggregated effect size, calculated using a robust variance estimation meta-analysis, was 0.357 (p = 0.024), which is a moderate effect size with a statistically significant overall weighted averaged that favored participants who received the ESDM compared to children in control groups, with moderate heterogeneity across studies. This result was largely driven by improvements in cognition (g = 0.412) and language (g = 0.408). There were no significant effects observed for measures of autism symptomology, adaptive behavior, social communication, or restrictive and repetitive behaviors. Copyright © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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Tiltaksnivå

Behandling og hjelpetiltak

Tema

Psykiske vansker og lidelser

Autismespekter

Aldersgruppe

Sped- og småbarn (0-2 år)

Barn i førskolealder (3-5 år)

Barn i skolealder (6-12 år)

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