The Emperor's new clothes: Eclecticism in autism treatment

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    Increasingly, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is internationally recognised as the scientific basis for teaching and treatment in autism spectrum disorders. Yet, many governments and professionals across Europe promote an eclectic model as more child-centred and pragmatic. This paper addresses the issues of eclecticism and ABA by exploring how misinformation stands in the way of evidence-based procedures that are truly unified, practical, and child-centred.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1119-1128
    Number of pages10
    JournalResearch on Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychiatry and Mental health
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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