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ERIC Number: EJ1016619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Intrusiveness of Behavioral Treatments for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: An Initial Investigation
Mayton, Michael R.; Carter, Stacy L.; Zhang, Jie; Wheeler, John J.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v49 n1 p92-101 Mar 2014
The behaviors frequently displayed by students with autism can place them at risk for overly reactive behavior interventions with unwanted side effects. The current study examined the level of intrusiveness of behavioral treatments developed for 198 students with disabilities from 13 different states. Results demonstrated that students diagnosed with autism had proportionally more intrusive behavior interventions when compared to students in five other disability categories and indicated that many students with autism were unnecessarily subjected to highly intrusive behavior interventions. The implications of these findings are discussed, and recommendations for future research are provided.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A