Two coordinated studies will test ways to support providers in their learning and delivery of ASD treatments. Both studies will be conducted in San Diego, Sacramento, and Los Angeles counties.
Provider participants will be randomly assigned to one of two conditions in the TEAMS Individualized Provider Strategy for Training (TIPS for providers).
Program leader participants will be randomly assigned to one of two conditions in the TEAMS Leadership Institute (TLI for leaders).
In addition to drawing conclusions regarding improvements in child behavior, this study ultimately aims to identify mechanisms that result in successful provider training in autism treatment.
CPRT is an evidence-based, naturalistic behavioral intervention for schools. It teaches strategies for high student engagement and motivation, as well as generalization of skills.