Title

Effect of a Social Script iPad Application for Children With Autism Going to Imaging

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

11-2014

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Source ISSN

0882-5963

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.04.007

Abstract

This randomized controlled trial feasibility study tested the effectiveness of an iPad® application (app) social script intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) going to imaging and their parent (n = 32 parent/child dyads). Parents of the children exposed to the app (n = 16) had lower state anxiety compared to the parents whose children were not exposed to the app (n = 16) (effect size 0.33). Children exposed to the app had fewer externalized challenging behaviors than the control group (effect size 0.56). The results demonstrate feasibility and efficacy of the intervention. Further study of the iPad app is warranted.

Comments

Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Vol. 29, No. 6 (November/December 2014): 651-659. DOI.

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