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Table 2 Outcomes for children at baseline and after two years of treatment

From: Implementation of early intensive behavioural intervention for children with autism in Switzerland

   Baseline After two years   
Measures n M SD M SD Z r
VABS communication skills DA 15 10 8.2 24.3 16.4 −3.409*** 0.88
VABS communication skills DA quotient 15 20.6 17.9 37.8 26.1 −3.210* 0.83
VABS daily living skills DA 15 17.7 5.1 33.3 11.3 −2.273*** 0.58
VABS daily living skills DA quotient 15 42.9 11 49.6 14.8 −1.620 0.42
VABS socialisation skills DA 15 9.9 5.6 21.7 12.3 −3.412* 0.88
VABS socialisation skills DA quotient 15 22.6 12.2 32.1 16.1 −2.040* 0.53
VABS motor skills DA 13 27.4 9.5 41.4 12.6 −3.078*** 0.85
VABS motor skills DA quotient 13 65.2 18.6 62.5 18.6 0.419 0.12
ADOS-G total score 14 19.14 2.6 17.0 2.9 −1.795 0.48
PSI total percentile rank Mother 20 90.6 9.5 87.4 18.8 −0.181 0.04
PSI total percentile rank Father 18 79.6 27.2 77.3 29.9 −0.666 0.16
  1. *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001
  2. DA = developmental age (months); DA coefficient = 100xDA/chronological age (months)