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This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of 10 mg of oral administration balovaptan once a day (QD) compared with matching placebo in adults (18 years and older) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The Social ABCs is an evidence-based, developmentally informed, caregiver-mediated behavioural intervention for toddlers with suspected or confirmed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is based on principles of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT, grounded in Applied Behavioural Analysis), and responsive parenting. The two key targets of this program are functional verbal communication and positive caregiver-child affect sharing. This intervention takes place in the context of play and daily routines, and in all contexts is made to be fun. In both a pilot study and a recently completed randomized control trial, toddlers whose caregivers received training in the Social ABCs intervention showed significant gains in early language development (both responsivity and initiations), increased child smiling (mediated by parent smiling), and a trend toward increased social orienting (one important manifestation of social attention). In an effort to make the Social ABCs more feasible for community service providers to provide this intervention to higher number families, an abbreviated version of the Social ABCs intervention is being offered in a mixed group/individual format in a clinic setting. The primary goal of this pilot project is to assess feasibility of this abbreviated program in the novel format and setting. The secondary goal is to train clinical service providers to facilitate this intervention, thus introducing the program into community practice.
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often participate in equine-assisted interventions, where practitioners partner with horses to improve the health and well-being of the clients they serve. One of these interventions is equine-assisted occupational therapy (EAOT). The first aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of EAOT at improving the social, behavioral, and occupational functioning of children with ASD. Second, this study aims to conceptually develop the theory of change that guides how horses are integrated into occupational therapy for children with ASD. Eight children with ASD will participate in 10 weeks of EAOT. The quantitative strand will involve caregivers filling out measures of social functioning, self-regulation, and occupational performance on a weekly basis. Investigators hypothesize children will demonstrate improved performance on these measures during the intervention in comparison to baseline. The qualitative strand will consist of interviews with the providing occupational therapists aimed at understanding the theory behind why the intervention is effective. The results of this study will have implications for children with ASD, their families, and occupational therapists providing services to individuals with ASD.
The purpose of this study is to analyze patterns in individuals with HNRNPH2 genetic variants, including their neurological comorbidities, other medical problems and any treatment. The investigators will maintain an ongoing database of medical data that is otherwise being collected for routine medical care and utilize this information for examining the landscape of the implications of this gene.
This study evaluates the effects of essential oils on anxiety scores among children who have an autism spectrum disorder. One third of the children will receive a control blend of oils, one third of the children will receive a test blend of oils, and the other third will receive a second test blend of oils.
This study is a feasibility study of Internet-delivered CBT for OCD in children and adolescents (7-17 years) with comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This is an outpatient, multicenter, prospective, pivotal, double-blind, within-subject comparison trial of the Marcus Autism Center Investigational Device (MAC-ID) diagnostic procedure relative to the gold-standard (reference standard), current best practice expert clinician diagnosis (ECD) of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children 16-30 months of age. Consecutive pediatric patients from the intended population (i.e. children 16-30 months of age) recruited from pediatric referrals and general advertisements will be the subjects of this trial. All subjects will undergo the MAC-ID diagnostic procedure (test). All subjects will also undergo the current best practice clinical diagnostic procedure, using standardized ASD diagnostic instruments and standardized developmental assessments, to produce the ECD of each child's ASD status (reference/gold standard). The study consists of a screening phase and diagnostic evaluation phase to assess the validity (sensitivity and specificity), safety, and effectiveness of the MAC-ID when used to diagnose ASD. Subjects will be enrolled in the trial for a period of 1 day. The trial will be completed in approximately 12 months. The overall study objective is to assess the safety and effectiveness of the MAC-ID to accurately diagnose ASD (primary analysis), as well as to accurately assess severity of ASD (secondary analysis) in very young pediatric subjects. The primary endpoints of this study are the diagnostic result from the MAC-ID and the diagnostic results from the ECD evaluation, both of which are either positive or negative for ASD. Each subject will undergo the Social Developmental Testing Device procedure and an examination by a clinical expert in the field of ASD diagnosis; all study center site personnel (including the expert clinicians responsible for the ECD evaluation) will be blinded to MAC-ID results.
This study is to examine the association between maternal omega3 and other polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as other non-typical development (Non-TD) in the prospective Markers of Autism Risk in Babies-Learning Early Signs (MARBLES) cohort.
Rationale: Currently, for youngsters there is no treatment available that directly targets the core symptoms of autism. EMDR is hypothesized to improve the core symptoms of ASD by reducing the generally high stress levels experienced during social interactions, and increasing the functional connectivity in neuronal networks associated with executive functioning and limbic circuitry. Objective: The primary objective of the study is to determine if EMDR reduces the core symptoms of ASD and daily experienced stress in youngsters diagnosed with ASD. Study design: Longitudinal multiple single case studies. Study population: Youngsters aged 12-21 years who are diagnosed with ASD and have a full-scale IQ of 80 or more (N=20). Intervention: 10 weekly EMDR sessions. Main study parameters/endpoints: The main endpoint of the study are autism symptoms, which will be assessed using the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS-A) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS 2). The SRS-A will be administered prior, during and after treatment. The ADOS 2 will be administered prior to treatment and after treatment completion. In addition, we will also administer the Trauma Symptom Investigation Form in Autism Spectrum Disorders (TIF-ASD) questionnaire prior to, during, and after treatment. Furthermore, to answer more fundamental questions concerning the working mechanism of EMDR in ASD, other secondary outcome measures (i.e. PSS-10, AWMA-2) will be included. Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness: Participants are expected to benefit from treatment. The risks associated with study participation are considered negligible and the burden associated with participation is estimated as low.
To test efficacy and safety of a novel nasal spray of oxytocin on social deifies in autism spectrum disorder, and To compare effect sizes of different doses