The TEACCH Program in the Era of Evidence-Based Practice

Original Paper

Abstract

‘Evidence-based practice’ as initially defined in medicine and adult psychotherapy had limited applicability to autism interventions, but recent elaborations of the concept by the American Psychological Association (Am Psychol 61: 271–285, 2006) and Kazdin (Am Psychol 63(1):146–159, 2008) have increased its relevance to our field. This article discusses the TEACCH program (of which the first author is director) as an example of an evidence-based practice in light of recent formulations of that concept.

Keywords

TEACCH Evidence-based 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division TEACCH, CB # 7180, Carolina Institute for Developmental DisabilitiesUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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