EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline
National Autism Center
National Standards Report
National Autism Center.
National Autism Center, 1–161.
AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended
This guideline provides recommendations for treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The audience for this guideline includes parents, caregivers, educators, and service providers. Treatments have been evaluated and determined to be established, emerging, or unestablished. No treatments were determined to be ineffective or harmful.
General Findings, Behavioral Interventions, Video Modeling, Peer Mediated/Implemented, Pivotal Response, Social Stories
AAC, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Peer-Mediated/Implemented, Social Scripts
- Auditory/Sensory Integration Training, Facilitated Communication
- “Unestablished Treatments either have no research support or the research that has been conducted does not allow us to draw firm conclusions about treatment effectiveness for individuals with ASD… Given how little is known about these treatments, we would recommend considering these treatments only after additional research has been conducted and this research shows tem to produce favorable outcomes for individuals with ASD” (p. 76).
- Unestablished treatments include academic interventions, auditory integration training, facilitated communication gluten- and casein-free diet, and sensory integrative package.
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorders; Behavioral Treatments; Augmentative and Alternative Communication; American Sign Language; Parent-Mediated Intervention; Picture Exchange Communication System; Pivotal Response; Relationship-Based Intervention; Sensory Integration; Social Skills
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Added to Compendium: November 2011