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Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention with Children with Autism Through Caregiver Training

Camila Graciella Santos GOMES Deisy das Graças de SOUZA Analice Dutra SILVEIRA Ianaiara Marprates OLIVEIRA About the authors


The study evaluated the effects of the first year of Intensive Behavioral Intervention on the development of 9 children with autism, aged between 1 year and 3 months and 2 years and 11 months, served by a specialized Brazilian center. The intervention, conducted for approximately 15 hours per week, was performed at the participants' homes through the training of caregivers. The children were evaluated through the Psychoeducational Profile-Revised and the Inventário Portage Operacionalizado, at the beginning and at the end of the intervention. Data were analyzed individually and the results indicated gains in the development of all children, although in varying degrees.

Special Education; Autism; Behavior Analysis; Early Stimulation; Caregiver

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