Evaluating Behavioral & Neural Effects of Social Skills Treatment for School-Age Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

ID Number 07-0068

Principal Investigator(s)
Latha V Soorya
A. Ting Wang

Department(s) or Division(s)
Psychiatry

Research Entity
The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment

Description

The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of two approaches (milieu therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy) to social skills interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A child may qualify for participation in this study if s/he has an autism spectrum disorder and is between the ages of 8 and 11. The study will examine whether the different types of therapy result in differential responses to social stimuli presented during a brain scan, which will be done before, after, and 3 months after the end of a 12 week group.



Contact Information
Sarah Teitelbaum
(212) 241-3692
sarah.teitelbaum@mssm.edu


Recruiting Patients: No