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ERIC Number: EJ950657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Evidence-Based Practices and Autism
Mesibov, Gary B.; Shea, Victoria
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v15 n1 p114-133 Jan 2011
Interventions for autism are increasing being held to standards such as "evidence-based practice" in psychology and "scientifically-based research" in education. When these concepts emerged in the context of adult psychotherapy and regular education, they caused considerable controversy. Application of the concepts to autism treatments and special education has raised additional concerns. An analysis of the benefits and limitations of current approaches to empiricism in autism interventions is presented, and suggestions for future research are made.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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