JumpStart Learning to Learn

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  • Study director: Bryna Siegel, PhD
  • Sponsor: Flora Foundation
  • Recruiting?: Yes
  • Official study title: Outcomes of JumpStart Learning to Learn
  • Conditions studied: Families with children recently diagnosed with autism who have participated in an intensive early intervention parent training program (JumpStart Learning to Learn)
  • Intervention: JumpStart Learning-to-Learn (JSLTL)
  • Purpose: The purpose of the study is to evaluate child and parent outcomes after participation in the treatment program JumpStart Learning-to-Learn (JSLTL). JSLTL is a new approach to early intervention for autism, best characterized as a "first intervention" consisting of an intensive, full-time week of parent and child trainings. As an intervention, it has two core sets of aims: 1) earliest development of the child’s learning readiness, and 2) parent training to a) "wrap around" early intervention services, and b) become informed consumers/program managers of highly individualized programming for their child's evolving learning profile. This study will examine the efficacy of JSLTL, with the goal of creating a replicable model. Please visit www.autismjumpstart.org for more information!


  • Inclusion criteria:
    • Male or female, 0-5 years old
    • Diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder
    • Participation in full, 5-day, JumpStart Learning to Learn session
  • Exclusion criteria:
    • None

What is involved?

  • Testing: Autism diagnosis validation, parent report questionnaires
  • Frequency of visits: 5-day intensive (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) parent training. Optional follow-up visits at 2-6 months post training.
  • Materials needed prior to evaluation: Documentation of assessment for autism diagnosis
  • Costs: Please speak with study coordinator about cost. Participation in research will be at no cost to the family. However, participation in the program may be costly.

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