Investigating Social Competence in Youth With Autism
Our treatment, SENSE Theatre, combines several well-documented, effective behavioral strategies and theatre techniques. The proposed project will extend previous findings showing improving improvement in memory for faces. The multisite randomized control trial will include a large sample of 240 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) randomly assigned to the experimental (SENSE Theatre) or an active control condition (Tackling Teenage Together).
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Eligible Ages
- Between 8 Years and 16 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Children with high-functioning ASD (IQ > or = to 70).
- Children who evidence aggression toward other people.
- Study Type
- Intervention Model
- Parallel Assignment
- Primary Purpose
- Single (Outcomes Assessor)
|SENSE Theatre is a peer-mediated, theatre-based intervention targeting social competence in youth with autism spectrum disorder. The 40 hour intervention is comprised of 10 sessions in which trained typically peers are paired with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).||
Tackling Teenage Together
|The Tackling Teenage Together is a psychosocial and sexual education program developed for youth with ASD. It is comprised of 10 sessions.||
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Study ContactBlythe A Corbett, Ph.D.