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Lauren Franz
Duke University
24Publications
10H-index
382Citations
Publications 24
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Chipo Belindah T. Makombe , Nokuthula Shabalala5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 3 AuthorsLauren Franz10
Estimated H-index: 10
Background: A lack of specialists, and insufficient infrastructure and funding to scale early interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) characterize low-resource settings. Integration of early intervention methods that utilize non-specialists, and involve caregivers, into existing systems of care, offers the best hope to address such unmet needs. In South Africa, a caregiver coaching intervention, informed by principles of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) was adapted for delivery by no...
Published on Aug 1, 2019
Lauren Franz10
Estimated H-index: 10
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Geraldine Dawson95
Estimated H-index: 95
In the early years of life, the brain is primed to develop language and social skills, key areas of difficulty in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Teaching these language and social skills in the early years of life, when the brain expects to learn them, is associated with more rapid and stronger response than when these skills are taught at a later age (1-3). Early intervention can therefore optimize outcomes, improve independence, and lessen long-term costs (4,5). Globally, the...
Published on Mar 1, 2019
Kevin Ramseur Ii , Petrus J. de Vries15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 3 AuthorsLauren Franz10
Estimated H-index: 10
Background: Coaching caregivers to deliver Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI) strategies to their young child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could help address the provider capacity barrier in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the behavioral and developmental research that underpins NDBIs is overwhelmingly drawn from high resource settings. Therefore, our understanding of joint activity routines, including play and family routines in which NDBI strategies are embedded, may...
Published on Nov 1, 2018in Autism3.90
Jessy Guler1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KU: University of Kansas),
Petrus J. de Vries15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UCT: University of Cape Town)
+ 2 AuthorsLauren Franz10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Duke University)
The majority of individuals with autism spectrum disorder live in low- and middle-income countries and receive little or no services from health or social care systems. The development and validation of autism spectrum disorder interventions has almost exclusively occurred in high-income countries, leaving many unanswered questions regarding what contextual factors would need to be considered to ensure the effectiveness of interventions in low- and middle-income countries. This study qualitative...
Lauren Franz10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UCT: University of Cape Town),
Konyin Adewumi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Duke University)
+ 3 AuthorsPetrus J. de Vries15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UCT: University of Cape Town)
We set out to examine key stakeholder perspectives on early detection and intervention for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in South Africa. Early detection and intervention improves child and family outcomes and lessens long-term costs. We focused on stakeholders in the Western Cape province, one of the better-resourced in terms of healthcare. Eight senior management level stakeholders, two each from government's Health, Education, and Social Development, and the non-profit sector were identified...
Published on Jan 1, 2018in Autism Research3.70
Michael Murias15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Center for Autism and Related Disorders),
Samantha Major1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Center for Autism and Related Disorders)
+ 5 AuthorsBenjamin Rardin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Center for Autism and Related Disorders)
Social communication impairments are a core feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and this class of symptoms is a target for treatments for the disorder. Measures of social attention, assessed via eye-gaze tracking (EGT), have been proposed as an early efficacy biomarker for clinical trials targeting social communication skills. EGT measures have been shown to differentiate children with ASD from typical children; however, there is less known about their relationships with social communicat...
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