Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Intro to Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Families, schools, and service providers are seeing increasing numbers of children with autism. New statistics from the U.S. CDC put the estimate at 1 in 88 children. With the large number of children being diagnosed, there is a need for educational interventions that are effective and meaningful. With the wide variety of treatments, programs, and interventions available, examining the research evidence surrounding these treatments is critical.

So, what does current evidence show about different treatments for autism?

How do we define an “evidence-based practice?”

How can I interpret research findings and apply them to my children or students?

In our upcoming blog posts for May and June, we’ll explore these and other issues to help you make decisions about which treatments or programs may be most effective for your children or students.


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