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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the participants

From: GOLIAH (Gaming Open Library for Intervention in Autism at Home): a 6-month single blind matched controlled exploratory study

  Experimental group (N = 14) Control group (N = 10)
GOLIAH + TAU TAU
Demographics
 Age, mean (±SD) 6.85 (±1.34) 7.17 (±1.62)
 Male–Female 14–0 10–0
Diagnosis Autism: N = 3 Autism: N = 3
ASD: N = 9 ASD: N = 6
Asperger: N = 2 Asperger: N = 1
ADI-R, current, mean (±SD)
 Social impairment score 14.14 (±4.58) 12.3 (±4.99)
 Communication score 10 (±5.82) 8.6 (±4.5)
 Repetitive interest score 4 (±2.91) 3.5 (±2.72)
 Development score 3 (±1.36) 2.5 (±1.35)
Treatment as usual As out patient: N = 12 As out patient: N = 9
In day care hospital: N = 2 In day care hospital: N = 1
Mean total hours: 15.3 h Mean total hours: 16 h
TAU details, mean [range] (hours/week)
 Speech therapy 0.57 [0–2] 0.57 [0–1.5]
 Psychotherapya 0.33 [0–1.5] 0.75 [0–1.5]
 Occupational therapy 0.3 [0–1] 0.2 [0–0.75]
 Special education (out of school) 3.66 [0–25] 0.4 [0–4]
 Help at school 10.2 [0–30] 14.7 [0–30]
  1. ADI-R Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, TAU treatment as usual, GOLIAH Gaming Open Library for Intervention for Autism at Home
  2. aCognitive Behaviour Therapy or Play therapy or Gestald therapy