Prevalence and Correlates of Educational Intervention Utilization Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Date: Feb. 2016
Publisher: Springer
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,216 words
Lexile Measure: 1510L

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This study examined the prevalence and correlates of educational intervention utilization among U.S. preschool aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prior to recent policy changes. The analysis was based on a nationally representative longitudinal survey of children receiving special education services during the 2003-2004 school year. All children with parent or teacher identified ASD over a 3-year study period were analyzed. Outcomes included utilization of speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior therapy, and mental health services by service sector. The analysis revealed low rates of behavioral therapy and mental health services. Parents reported that the overwhelming majority of services were received inside school only. This study identified gaps in the provision of services for young children with ASD.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A442892524