Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
- Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: support and management
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Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- A key worker approach for children and young people with autism and their families:- What is the value of a key worker approach (defined by protocol and delivered in addition to usual care) for children and young people with autism in terms of parental satisfaction, functioning and stress and child psychopathology?
- Managing behaviour that challenges in children and young people with autism:- Is a group-based parent training intervention for parents or carers of children and young people with autism clinically and cost effective in reducing early and emerging behaviour that challenges in the short- and medium-term compared with treatment as usual?
- Managing sleep problems in children with autism:- Is a sleep hygiene intervention or melatonin clinically and cost effective in the management of sleep onset, night waking and reduced total sleep in children (aged 4–10 years) with autism?
- Treating comorbid anxiety in children and young people with autism:- What is the comparative clinical and cost effectiveness of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for anxiety disorders in children and young people with autism?
Teacher-, parent- and peer-mediated psychosocial interventions in pre-school children with autism:-
Are comprehensive early interventions that combine multiple elements and are delivered by parents and teachers (for example, the Learning Experiences – an Alternative Program for Preschoolers and their Parents [LEAP] model) effective in managing the core symptoms of autism and coexisting difficulties (such as adaptive behaviour and developmental skills) in pre-school children?