Models of educational intervention for people with ASD

Published on February 23, 2010   50 min

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My name is Sandra Harris, and I'm an Emerita Professor of clinical psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in the United States. I'm also the Executive Director of the Douglass Developmental Disability Center at Rutgers. This is a program I founded in 1972 to educate children with autism spectrum disorders. We currently serve people with autism from toddlers to adult, and offer a variety of services, including home-based early intervention for children under three years of age, a school program for children and adolescents from 3-21 years, and an adult program. We also consult public schools, diagnostic assessments and provide home-based instruction for learners of any age. I want to talk to you today about various models that have been created to address the needs of learners with autism spectrum disorders from toddlers to age 21.
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There are variety of models for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. They vary in the setting in which the services occur, the theoretical underpinnings upon which intervention is based, the age of the learners who are served, and the extent to which there is empirical evidence to support the methods being used. Most of the research I will discuss here is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis, because that is the approach that has the best empirical support. I will, however, describe a couple of other approaches that have less evidence but sufficient research to look promising. My goal today is to look at
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