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Much research has been done on the effectiveness of Applied Behavioural Analysis Programmes (ABA). In recent years there has been also extensive research comparing ABA with eclectic programmes and other early intervention programmes.

This is discussed at length on this site under the heading 'Education Department Policies'.

A list of research articles and books is set out below.

  1. Bibby I, Eikeseth S, Martin N T, Mudford O C, Reeves D. (2001) Progress and children with autism receiving parent-managed intensive intervention. Research in Developmental Disabilities 22, 425 447.
  2. Birnbrauer, J.S. and Leach, D.J. (1993) The Murdoch Early Intervention Program After 2 Years. Behaviour Change Vol.10. No.2, 63-74.
  3. Eikeseth S, Smith T and Eldevik E J S. (2002) Intensive Behavioural Treatment at School for 4-7 Year Old Children with Autism. Behaviour Modification 26, 1, 49-68
  4. Eikeseth S, Smith T, Jahr E, and Eldevik S. (2007) Outcomes for children with autism who begin Intensive Behavioral Treatment between Ages 4 and 7 A comparison controlled study. Behavior Modification 31 No.3, May.
  5. Jacobson, J.W., Mulick, J.A. and Green, G. (1998) Cost Benefit estimates for intensive behavioral intervention for young children with autism - general model and single state case. Behavioural Interventions Vol. 13 (4) Nov. 201-226
  6. McEachin, J., Smith, T. and Lovaas, I.O. (1993) Long-term outcome for children with autism who receive early intensive behavioral treatment. Am. J. of Mental Retardati
  7. on 97, 359-373.
  8. Sallows G. and Graupner T.D. (2005) Intensive Behavioural Treatment for Children With Autism: Four-Year Outcome and Predictors. American Journal of Mental Retardation 110 (6) 417-438

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