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Telehealth-Enabled Versus In-Person Parent-Mediated Behavioral Treatment for Challenging Behaviors in Children With ASD

The purpose of the research is to determine whether parent-mediated behavior therapy for challenging behavior commonly displayed by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be as effective when delivered via telehealth as when delivered in-person.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: Behavior Change Institute

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Behavior therapy
  • Other: Psychoeducation


Phase 2/Phase 3


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Child is aged 3 to 5 years inclusive

   - Child has a diagnosis of ASD (confirmed by diagnostic report)

   - Child is reported to exhibit challenging behavior on a daily basis according to the

   - Child and participating parent/caregiver are English-speaking

   - The child's primary caregiver is safely able to physically manage their child's
   challenging behavior during the FA and treatment

   - The child's primary caregiver is available to implement the intervention over 12 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Child or caregiver has a neurological condition or sensory deficit that would preclude
   study participation

   - Parent/caregiver is currently receiving direct parent coaching with a BCBA to manage
   their child's challenging behaviors

   - Child is taking psychoactive medications for challenging behavior

   - Child currently receives more than 5 hours per week of focused or comprehensive
   behavioral treatment

   - Child engages in self-injury or aggression where exposure to the baseline conditions
   would place them or their caregiver at risk of serious or permanent harm

Ages Eligible for Study

3 Years - 5 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Scott Hall, PhD
Not Recruiting