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Interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder

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The National Council for Special Education in Ireland has published a systematic literature review of the research evidence available on educational interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Among other questions, the review, by Caroline Bond and colleagues from the University of Manchester, considered what works best in the provision of education for people with ASD. The literature review included 85 best-evidence studies published between 2008 and 2013. These studies were considered to be of at least medium standard for the quality of evidence, methodological appropriateness, and effectiveness of the intervention. Most studies focused on preschool children and children aged 5–8 years.

For preschool children, two interventions were rated as having the most evidence:


For school-aged children, three interventions were rated as having the most evidence:


Source: Educating Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder – A Systematic Literature Review (2016), The National Council for Special Education

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