Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Conclusions (1 of 2)
There have been encouraging advances in the promotion of early diagnosis and intervention for ASDs. Since this is a young field, existing studies need to be replicated and expanded. Evidence on the comparative effectiveness and safety of most specific interventions for children with ASDs is limited and inconclusive. There is some evidence to guide choices among early intensive behavioral interventions and medical interventions for challenging behaviors. Little evidence exists to guide choices among medical interventions for social or communication symptoms. There is little or no comparative evidence upon which to make decisions about behavioral, educational, allied health, and CAM interventions.
- Warren Z, Veenstra V-W, Stone W, et al. Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 26 (Prepared by the Vanderbilt University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10065-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC029-EF.
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