Evidence-based vs Non-Evidence-based Practices
Mary McDonald, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Associate Executive Director for Long Island Programs, Eden II Programs
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Parents and professionals may find it difficult to navigate the many interventions that currently exist for individuals with ASD. This webinar will focus on understanding science, pseudoscience and anti-science in relation to the education and intervention planning for individuals with autism. There will be an overview of what it means to be evidence-based and how that can impact intervention planning. There will be a discussion as to why non-evidence based interventions continue to be implemented and ways in which a collaborative data-based decision making model can be implemented.
Following this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe the difference between science, pseudoscience and anti-science.
- Identify at least 3 evidence-based interventions for individuals with ASD.
- Identify levels of evidence of interventions used with individuals with ASD.
- Identify two reasons why non-evidence based interventions still persist.
- Describe a model of collaborative data-based decision making.
Parents and caregivers of individuals with special needs, SLPs, Behavior Analysts and other Professionals
Mary McDonald is employed by the Eden II Programs where she receives a salary.
Dr. McDonald is the Associate Executive Director for Long Island Programs and Chairperson of Eden II’s Research Review Committee. In addition, she is an Associate Professor in the Special Education Program at Hofstra University where she directs and teaches a course sequence in applied behavior analysis.