Social ABCs for Toddlers with Suspected Autism: Evaluation of a Parent-Mediated Intervention
To evaluate the efficacy of the Social ABC’s intervention program on improving language/communication skills and positive emotion sharing in toddlers with clinically significant concerns or a diagnosis of ASD.
Who can participate
The target age group for this study is 12-30 months with recruitment in Toronto happening primarily through the Infant Sibling research study.
The research team, led by Psychologist, Jessica Brian, is investigating the effectiveness of a parent-coaching early intervention program for toddlers with suspected ASD or who have already received this diagnosis. For the past 3 years, the team here in Toronto has been working jointly with the team from the IWK in Halifax, N.S., led by Dr. Susan Bryson, teaching the “Social ABC’s” strategies to a total of 60 families. We are currently at the end of the current phase of the study; a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) in which half of the families will learn the Social ABC’s strategies right away while the others will act as a Control Group for the first 6 months, with an option to receive the parent coaching following this time.
Interested in participating
Recruitment is closed at this time.
Sinneave Family Foundation