Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Making Decisions Based on the Evidence Currently, autism is reported as a common childhood disorder, affecting approximately one in 500 children (American Psychiatric Association, 2000; Filipek et al., 2000). Children affected by autism, or what has been popularly identified as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) because of the range of variability in symptom expression, are receiving ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2002
Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Making Decisions Based on the Evidence
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  • Patricia A. Prelock
    University of Vermont, Burlington
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Article   |   June 01, 2002
Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Making Decisions Based on the Evidence
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2002, Vol. 12, 3-7. doi:10.1044/nnsld12.2.3
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2002, Vol. 12, 3-7. doi:10.1044/nnsld12.2.3
Currently, autism is reported as a common childhood disorder, affecting approximately one in 500 children (American Psychiatric Association, 2000; Filipek et al., 2000). Children affected by autism, or what has been popularly identified as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) because of the range of variability in symptom expression, are receiving attention both nationally and internationally as professionals are seeking better ways to understand and meet their needs (Prelock, 2001). Specifically, both families and professionals are aggressively seeking effective intervention practices to support the learning of children with ASD. Evidence to support the practices being used, however, has limitations in the comparisons made and the populations defined as benefiting, as well as in the equivocal nature of the results.
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