An evidence-based practice is an instructional/intervention procedure or set of procedures for which researchers have provided an acceptable level of research that shows the practice produces positive outcomes for children, youth, and/or adults with ASD.

National Professional Development Center / NPDC

Examples of Therapies for ASD

Speech & Language Therapy

Communication skills can range from non-verbal communication to individuals who have good verbal skills but, unable to hold a meaningful conversation.  Some may have difficulty with pragmatic language which involves understanding body language, facial expressions, and other social communication.

These challenges can be addressed with Speech-language therapy, helping children with autism improve their verbal, nonverbal, and social communication in a more useful and functional way.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding behavior. ABA refers to a set of principles that focus on how behaviors change, or are affected by the environment, as well as how learning takes place. A great number of schools, treatment centers and other healthcare professionals commonly use ABA to develop appropriate behaviors and various skills by tracking and measuring progress.