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ERIC Number: EJ788743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Social Validation of Evidence-Based Practices in Autism by Parents, Teachers, and Administrators
Callahan, Kevin; Henson, Robin K.; Cowan, Angela K.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n4 p678-692 Apr 2008
Relatively little attention has been devoted to the social validation of potentially effective autism interventions. Thus, it is often difficult to identify and implement evidence-based practices, and programming is often inadequate. The authors identified autism intervention components with reported effectiveness for school settings. The results of a social validation survey completed by parents, teachers, and administrators indicate strong, consistent support for program components falling within five functional areas: (a) individualized programming, (b) data collection, (c) the use of empirically-based strategies, (d) active collaboration, and (e) a focus on long-term outcomes. These socially validated interventions can be used to evaluate existing autism curricula and develop training for professionals, parents, and students in order to improve public school autism programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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