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List of Evidence-Based Autism Practices Released

Date Published: 
January 27, 2014

A group of reviewers from the University of North Carolina has released a list of 27 autism practices that they believe have enough research evidence behind them to show they work. The list includes several applied behavior analysis techniques, such as reinforcement, prompting, pivotal response training and discrete trial teaching, along with functional communication training and technology-aided interventions. The 2014 report by the Autism Evidence-Based Practice Review Group at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, at UNC-Chapel Hill, can be downloaded, Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The group reviewed more than 1,000 research articles on various interventions that target a specific skill or goal of a student with autism spectrum disorder.