ERIC Number: EJ879193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Seeing the Forest among the Trees: When Data Do Not Speak Loud Enough
Conroy, Maureen A.
Journal of Early Intervention, v32 n2 p99-104 2010
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is increasing, and the pressure on families to make the "right" intervention choices for their children is not only a legitimate concern but one with great consequences. In this article the author discusses the responsibility and the need for researchers, policy makers, teacher trainers, and practitioners to partner to sift through data and accurately represent that information to families in meaningful ways as it accumulates and changes across time. She states that educators need to sprint to catch up on their interdisciplinary research activities while collaborating with policy makers to provide the political will and leadership for expanded research and dissemination of effective professional development strategies and service delivery options.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention, Access to Information, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research, Policy Formation, Leadership, Professional Development, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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