Areas of Agreement about Effective Practices among Programs Serving Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Joicey Hurlh, Evelyn Shaw, Susan G. Izeman, Kathy Whaley, Sally J Rogers

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Abstract

State early intervention and preschool special education staff, local service providers, and parents are increasingly concerned about the appropriateness and effectiveness of programs for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This article describes a study conducted to ascertain commonalties and differences in critical program practices among nationally known, validated educational programs for young children with ASD. Areas of agreement among programs included early intervention, individualization, specialized curriculum, family involvement, systematic instruction, and intensity of engagement. Program elements considered important by some but not all programs included structured environment, developmentally appropriate practices, and interventions in settings with typical peers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-26
Number of pages10
JournalInfants and Young Children
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Early childhood
  • Effective practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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