ERIC Number: EJ804213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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Development of the Evaluative Method for Evaluating and Determining Evidence-Based Practices in Autism
Reichow, Brian; Volkmar, Fred R.; Cicchetti, Domenic V.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n7 p1311-1319 Aug 2008
Although research in autism has grown more sophisticated, the gap between research knowledge and applicability of research in real world settings has grown. There have been a number of different reviews of evidence-based practices of treatments for young children with autism. Reviews which have critically evaluated the empirical evidence have not found any treatments that can be considered evidence-based. Reasons for this shortcoming are explored, and a new method for the evaluation of empirical evidence is provided. Future uses of this evaluative method are provided as well as a discussion of how this tool might aid in narrowing the research to practice gap.
Descriptors: Autism, Evaluation Methods, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Therapy
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