Learning Objectives: CADE Intervention Training
Intervention research for the autism population is severely lacking, constrained to a few association recommendations and occasionally published guidebooks. Many interventions exist for purchase, but schools and clinics are charged with understanding not only the efficacy of these interventions but also the appropriateness of each to the specific population for whom it is intended. This training allows psychologists an opportunity to assess and analyze existing interventions while considering the applications for specific subsets of students on the Autism Spectrum, who have vastly different needs and symptom profiles. Participants design their own intervention strategies based on this research that they can then utilize right away in the specific settings where they practice.
- Critique the current research on evidence-based interventions for children on the Spectrum, carefully considering the small body of literature contrasted with the high level of need in this expanding population
- Describe and define autism symptom terminology in order to demonstrate competence in linking specific skill deficits to intervention, so that psychologists can maximize the potential for kids with ASD to achieve optimal outcomes.
- Compare symptom profiles in ASD; designing intervention approaches that are appropriate for each, to maximize intervention fidelity for those with autism
- List five evidence-based intervention strategies for five different autism symptom profile types; and cite the research behind these approaches, thus, ensuring that individuals with autism have access to interventions that may lead to optimal outcomes
- Recite ethical considerations when selecting and delivering interventions for individuals with autism
- Design a set of specific intervention strategies a team of psychologists can implement within specific settings, in order to improve intervention fidelity for those with ASD.
CLEAR Child Psychology has no conflicts of interest.