TABLE 12–1 Features of Comprehensive Programs

Program

Mean Age at Entry (range), in Months

Hours Per Week

Usual Settinga

Primary Teaching Procedure

Children’s Unit

40

(13 to 57)

27.5

School (S)

Discrete trial

Denver Community Based Approach

46

(24 to 60)

20

School (I), home, community

Playschool curriculum

Developmental Intervention Model

36

(22 to 48)

10–25

Home, clinic

Floor time therapy

Douglass

47

(32 to 74)

30–40

School (S and I), home

Discrete trial; naturalistic

Individualized Support Program

34

(29 to 44)

12

School (I), home, community

Positive behavior support

LEAP

43

(30 to 64)

25

School (I), home

Peer-mediated intervention; naturalistic

Pivotal Response Training

36

(24 to 47)

Varies

School (I), home, community, clinic

Pivotal response training

TEACCH

36

(24 and up)

25

School (S), clinic

Structured teaching

UCLA Young Autism Project

32

(30 to 46)

20–40

Home

Discrete-trial

Walden

30

(18 to 36)

36

School (I), home

Incidental teaching

a(S) segregated classroom; (I) inclusive classroom



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