Telehealth as a Model for Providing Behaviour Analytic Interventions to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

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    Interventions based on Applied Behaviour Analysis are considered Evidence Based Practice for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Due to the shortage of highly qualified professionals required for their delivery, innovative models should be explored, such as telehealth. Telehealth utilises technology for remote training and supervision. The purpose of our study was to systematically review the literature researching telehealth and ABA. We analysed intervention characteristics, outcomes and research quality in 28 studies and identified gaps. Intervention characteristics were: (1) research design (2) participants (3) technology (4) dependent variables (5) aims. Outcomes were favourable with all studies reporting improvements in at least one variable. Quality ratings were significantly low. Implications for future research and practice are discussed in light of identified methodological downfalls.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages25
    Pages (from-to)582-616
    JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
    Journal publication dateFeb 2019
    Issue number2
    Volume49
    Early online date28 Aug 2018
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    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

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    • applied behaviour analysis, telehealth, autism spectrum disorder

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