Evidence-Based Practice And Autism Spectrum Disorder
Published 2017 · Psychology
This chapter presents key research on the use of evidence-based practice for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The chapter is divided into two primary sections. In the first half of the chapter, evidence-based practice is defined, followed by a discussion of the classification of practice and types of evidence for students with ASD. The importance of evidence-based practice and the research on complementary and alternative medicines for children with ASD are examined. Guidelines are then presented for parents and professionals to consider when selecting practices and interventions for their children with ASD. The second half of the chapter highlights research on the use of effective school practices and programs for students with ASD in schools settings. The research on effective school practices and interventions is outlined followed by a discussion of key legislative, pedagogical, and organisational initiatives that help to shape inclusive school programs for students with ASD.