Intrusiveness of Behavioral Treatments for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: An Initial InvestigationEducation and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities
DescriptionThe behaviors frequently displayed by students with autism can place them at risk for overly reactive behavior interventions with unwanted side effects. The current study examined the level of intrusiveness of behavioral treatments developed for 198 students with disabilities from 13 different states. Results demonstrated that students diagnosed with autism had proportionally more intrusive behavior interventions when compared to students in five other disability categories and indicated that many students with autism were unnecessarily subjected to highly intrusive behavior interventions. The implications of these findings are discussed, and recommendations for future research are provided.
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Citation InformationMichael R. Mayton, Stacy L. Carter, Jie Zhang and John J. Wheeler. "Intrusiveness of Behavioral Treatments for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: An Initial Investigation" Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 49 Iss. 1 (2014) p. 92 - 101 ISSN: 2154-1647
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