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EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review

ESCE Doctoral Leadership Grant, US Department of Education Office of Special Education
Comprehensive Synthesis of Early Intensive Behavioral Interventions for Young Children with Autism Based on the UCLA Young Autism Project Model

Reichow, B., & Wolery, M. (2009).
J Autism Dev Disord, 39(1), 23-41.

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided Yes
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication No
Included studies are assessed for study quality Yes
Quality assessments are reproducible Yes

Description: This is a meta-analysis of experimental and quasi-experimental studies investigating early intensive behavioral interventions (EIBI) for young children with the diagnosis of autism.

Question(s) Addressed:

Question not specifically addressed.

Population: Children with autism.

Intervention/Assessment: Early intensive behavioral intervention

Number of Studies Included: 13

Years Included: Not stated



  • Treatment
    • Cognition/Language
      • Applied Behavioral Analysis/Discrete Trial Training - Although limited by methodological quality and number of studies, the authors report that EIBI shows positive effects for some children with autism.

Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Treatments

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Added to Compendium: December 2011

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