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Two Models For Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices In Autism, Jennifer Lee Suppo Ed.D. Sep 2016

Two Models For Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices In Autism, Jennifer Lee Suppo Ed.D.

Journal of Research Initiatives

The search for evidence-based practices within the realm of autism has continued to be at the forefront of autism discussions in education. The author describes two models, CEC Practice Study Manual (2008) and the National Standards Report (National Autism Center, 2009), for evaluating interventions as evidence-based practices (EBP) in autism, and compares and contrasts their features. The author applies the National Standards Report model, as it is the most frequently used model when evaluating EBP’s, in an analysis of two interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that are known to be EBPs, and applies the same model ...


Understanding Parental Engagement In Hispanic Mothers Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Application Of A Process-Model Of Cultural Competence, Elizabeth Ijalba Feb 2016

Understanding Parental Engagement In Hispanic Mothers Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Application Of A Process-Model Of Cultural Competence, Elizabeth Ijalba

Journal of Multilingual Education Research

In this study the LEARN process-model of cultural competence was applied with three Hispanic immigrant mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two main arguments were investigated. 1) The influence of cultural beliefs on mothers’ engagement in their children’s education at home. 2) The inclusion of mothers’ cultural beliefs about disability in education plans for their children. This study was contextualized through a review of the literature on cultural competence and traditional cultural beliefs on understanding disability in many Hispanic immigrant families. Results showed that mothers’ parental beliefs about disability influenced how they engaged in their children’s ...