Clinical Trial

Strategy for Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions

Study Description

Translating Evidence-based Interventions for ASD: Multi-Level Implementation Strategy

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the "Translating Evidence-based Interventions (EBI) for ASD: Multi-Level Implementation Strategy" (TEAMS) model on provider-level implementation outcomes when used to enhance provider training in two evidence-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The TEAMS- Leadership Institute (TLI) module includes training to program/school district leaders in implementation of EBI, and the TEAMS Individualized Provider Strategy for Training (TIPS) module applies Motivational Interviewing strategies to facilitate individual provider behavior change. TEAMS will be tested in combination with two clinical interventions in two community service setting contexts (1) AIM HI intervention in mental health programs and (2) CPRT intervention in schools. It is expected that the addition of TLI and / or TIPS will improve use of EBI by community providers.


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No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Teams Leadership Institute (TLI)

TLI is training for leaders in how to improve implementation of evidence-based interventions in community settings. TLI includes 5 key components : 1. Assessment: The Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS) and Implementation Climate Scale (ICS) will be completed by first-level leaders participating in the intervention, his/her subordinates (i.e. providers) and executive leaders. 2. Initial Training: a 3-hour didactic and interactive session that includes training in implementation leadership Lead more on

Behavioral - Motivational Enhancement (TIPS for Training)

The TIPS module applies MI principles and strategies to address attitudinal barriers and improve engagement in training. I AIM HI and CPRT trainers (in the TIPS Conditions ) will incorporate MI during training and ongoing consultation/coaching with providers to increase provider engagement and problem solving throughout training: 1. Providers will receive a call designed to provide information about training and the intervention. 2. During the workshop, trainers will assess concerns about partic more on

Behavioral - Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching (CPRT)

CPRT is a naturalistic behavioral intervention adapted from pivotal response training (PRT) for use during classroom activities to target social, communication, behavior, and learning skills. CPRT is a manualized program with user-friendly materials for training, intervention planning and fidelity monitoring provided in printed and web-based formats. CPRT has an established training plan and the training curriculum that follows the manual. Training and coaching including standard EBI training is more on

Behavioral - An Individualized Mental Health Intervention for ASD (AIM HI)

A package of well-established, evidence-based behavioral strategies designed to reduce challenging behaviors in children served in MH service settings. AIM HI is a manualized program with user-friendly materials for training, intervention planning and fidelity monitoring provided in printed and web-based formats. AIM HI is a package of evidence-based parent-mediated and child focused strategies, designed to reduce behavior problems in children with ASD ages 5 to 13 served in MH programs. AIM HI more on

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Effectiveness of a Multi-Level Implementation Strategy for ASD Interventions

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