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ABA Research

ABA efficacy/ Group comparison studies

Link to synopses of the Lovaas research and replication studies  http://www.lovaas.com/research.php

Specific Studies

McEachin, J.J., Smith, T., & Lovaas, O.I. (1993).  Long-term outcome for children with autism who received early intensive behavioral treatment. American Journal on Mental Retardation. 97, 359- 372.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8427693

Smith, T., Buch, G.A., & Gamby, T.E. (2000).  Parent-directed, intensive early intervention for children with pervasive developmental disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 21, 297-309.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10983784

Smith, T., Groen, A.D., & Wynn, J.W. (2000). Randomized trial of intensive early intervention for children with pervasive developmental disorder.  American Journal on Mental Retardation.105,   269-285
http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=1442059

Cohen, H., Amerine-Dickens, M., & Smith, T., (2006). Early Intensive Behavioral Treatment:  Replication of the UCLA Model in a Community Setting. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 27, S145-S155.
http://autism.healingthresholds.com/research/early-intensive-behavioral-treat

Sallows, G. & Graupner, T., (2005),  Intensive Behavioral Treatment for Children With Autism: Four-Year Outcome and Predictors, AMERICAN JOURNAL ON MENTAL RETARDATION,  110, 417-438
http://www.ctfeat.org/articles/AmericanJournalMentalRetardation
Nov2005.pdf

Why schools should use ABA

Behavior Analytic and Eclectic Treatment of Autism – A comparison of intensive behavior analytic and eclectic treatments for young children with autism http://www.ctfeat.org/articles/ABAvEclectic.pdf

Intensive Behavioral Treatment at School for 4- to 7-Year-Old Children with Autism
http://www.ctfeat.org/articles/AmericanJournalMentalRetardationNov2005.pdf

Cost-benefit Analysis of Early Behavioral Intervention
Article Summary Also Available on the Cambridge Center Website

How does ABA compare to other autism therapies?

New York panel review Report of the Guideline Recommendations for Autism/PDD Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years) Sponsored by NY State Department of Health Early Intervention Program
http://www.health.state.ny.us/community/infants_children/
early_intervention/autism/

Maine Report of the Children’s Services Evidence-Based Practice Advisory Committe (October 2009)http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/cbhs/ebpac/asd-report.doc

Evidence-Based Practices & Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
http://foa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/20/3/140

Mental health: A report of the surgeon general. U.S. Public Health Service.  http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter3/sec6.html#autism

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