ERIC Number: EJ872630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 3
Evidence-Based Practice and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The National Standards Project
Wilczynski, Susan M.
Communique, v38 n5 p1, 24-25 Jan-Feb 2010
In September 2009, the National Autism Center announced the completion of its multiyear National Standards Project. The National Standards Project serves to support parents and professionals and answers one of the most pressing questions asked by school psychologists: "How do school psychologists effectively treat the growing number of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)?" The National Standards Project resulted in two reports that identify the strength of evidence supporting a broad range of interventions that target the core and associated characteristics of ASD. The "Findings and Conclusions Report" of the National Standards Project (abbreviated report) and the "National Standards Report" (extended technical report) are both free and available at www.nationalautismcenter.org. This article briefly describes the methods applied, the major outcomes, and the implications of this report for school psychologists.
Descriptors: Autism, School Psychologists, National Standards, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Evaluation, Models, Evidence
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