Making Sense of Autism Treatments: Weighing the Evidence

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Choosing among the multitude of treatments for autism can be a confusing and overwhelming undertaking. The following articles may assist and guide you in making important decision such as selecting treatments or treatment providers.

Howard, J. S., Sparkman, C. R., Cohen, H. G., Green, G., & Stanislaw, H. (2005). Behavior analytic and eclectic treatment of autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 359-383.

Jacobson, J W., Foxx, R. M., & Mulick, J. A. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, (2004). Helping parents separate the wheat from the chaff: Putting autism treatments to the test Shannon Kay and Stuart Vyse, in Controversial Therapies for Developmental Disabilities: Fad, Fashion and Science in Professional Practice.

David Celiberti, PhD; Suzanne Buchanan, PsyD; Felicia Bleeker, PsyD; David Kreiss, PsyD; David Rosenfeld, PsyD The road less traveled: Charting a clear course for autism treatment