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Table 1 Sample description at baseline

From: Two-year follow-up of 90 children with autism spectrum disorder receiving intensive developmental play therapy (3i method)

  N Age ADI-R Typical autism ADI-R Atypical autism
Total 90 (100%) 5.6 ± 3.7 77 (85.6%) 13 (14.4%)
Girls 17 (19%) 5.3 ± 3.0 13 (76.5%) 4 (23.5%)
Boys 73 (81%) 5.6 ± 3.9 64 (87.7%) 9 (12.3%)
Age ≤ 3 years 34 (38%) 2.5 ± 0.5 31 (91.2%) 3 (8.8%)
4 ≤ Age ≤ 8 years 42 (47%) 5.6 ± 1.4 37 (88.1%) 5 (11.9%)
Age ≥ 9 year 14 (15%) 12.9 ± 2.3 9 (64.3%) 5 (35.7%)
Comorbidity 14 (15%) 6.9 ± 3.0 11 (78.6%) 3 (21.4%)
Without listed comorbidity 76 (84%) 5.3 ± 3.8 66 (86.8%) 10 (13.2%)
>  30 h/week of 3i 48 (53%) 5.6 ± 3.5 43 (89.6%) 5 (10.4%)
<  30 h/week of 3i 42 (47%) 5.4 ± 4.1 34 (70.8%) 7 (29.2%)
Verbal (T0)a 31 (34%) 7.2 ± 4.0 23 (74.2%) 8 (25.8%)
Non-Verbal (T0)a 59 (66%) 4.7 ± 3.3 54 (93.2) 5 (6.8%)
  1. aVerbal or non-verbal communication status was defined through ADI-R communication initial assessment