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Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Key Question 1

Among children ages 2–12 years with ASDs, what are the short- and long-term effects of available behavioral, educational, family, medical, allied health, or CAM treatment approaches? Specifically:

KQ 1a: What are the effects on core symptoms (e.g., social deficits, communication deficits, and repetitive behaviors), in the short term (≤6 months)?

KQ 1b: What are the effects on commonly associated symptoms (e.g., motor, sensory, medical, mood/anxiety, irritability, and hyperactivity) in the short term (≤6 months)?

KQ 1c: What are the longer term effects (>6 months) on core symptoms (e.g., social deficits, communication deficits, and repetitive behaviors)?

KQ 1d: What are the longer term effects (>6 months) on commonly associated symptoms (e.g., motor, sensory, medical, mood/anxiety, irritability, and hyperactivity)?