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Table 3 Correlation between Predictor Variables and T1-T2 Behavior Improvement

From: Brief report: large individual variation in outcomes of autistic children receiving low-intensity behavioral interventions in community settings

  Improvement in children’s behaviors T1-T2 Reduction in mothers’ parenting stress T1-T2
ADOS CSS Total DQ C-A DQ L-S DQ P-M DQ CBCL Int CBCL Ext PSI Child PSI Parent
ABA hours per week T1-T2 .27 .20 .19 −.12 .50** −.15 −.15 .21 .39
TAU hours per week T1-T2 −.30 .12 .13 .25 −.13 .31 −.28 .27 .25
ABA + TAU hours per week T1-T2 −.07 .32 .30 .30 .31 .13 −.14 .41 .43 #
ABA cost per month T1-T2 .47 −.37 −.31 −.55** .21 −.11 −.41 −.22 .06
Chronological age at T1 .36 .32 .29 .14 .41 −.16 .15 .18 .34
ADOS CSS at T1 .21 −.01 .25 −.02 .20 −.00 .25 .07 −.03
Total KSPD DQ at T1 .18 −.44 −.48** −.46* −.30 .05 −.24 −.33 −.19
CBCL total at T1 .09 .17 .19 .24 −.00 −.30 .18 .36 .50*
PSI total at T1 −.15 −.08 −.20 .17 −.20 −.36 .31 .07 .32
  1. **p < .05, *p = .053, p = .064, # p = .075.
  2. ADOS CSS, ADOS calibrated severity score. KSPD, Kyoto Scale Psychological Development Test. C-A, cognitive-adaptive; L-S, language-social; P-M, postural-motor. CBCL Int, internalizing; Ext, externalizing.