Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 1311–1319 | Cite as

Development of the Evaluative Method for Evaluating and Determining Evidence-Based Practices in Autism

  • Brian Reichow
  • Fred R. Volkmar
  • Domenic V. Cicchetti
Original Paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Autism Evidence-based practice 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Reichow
    • 1
  • Fred R. Volkmar
    • 2
  • Domenic V. Cicchetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Special Education, Peabody CollegeVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Child Study CenterYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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