Developmental Intervention for Children with AutismBy Closing the Gap, Vol. 20, No. 5, p. 29
Publication Date: December/January 2002
Article discussing "From Goals to Data and Back Again: Adding Backbone to Developmental Intervention for Children with Autism," by Jill Fain Lehman, PhD, and Rebecca Klaw. In this book/CD-ROM package, the authors argue for the importance of supporting developmental approaches to intervention with data collection and analysis. Discussions and examples taken from children with autism lead the authors to introduce a straightforward way for authors to: (1) write developmentally sound goals that are measurable; (2) design data collection sheets that allow for easy and accurate recording observations; (3) perform analyses using simple spreadsheet functions that require no mathematical skills; (4) interpret the results of the analysis to determine if a child is making progress; and (5) use the interpretation to inform the next round of intervention decisions. The text is supplemented with appendices that provide handouts for staff or student training, as well as exercises to be used with the accompanying CD-ROM. The CD-ROM is both Mac and PC compatible, but requires Microsoft Excel 97 or higher for completion of the computer-based exercises.
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