1.5 pages for each treatment brochure
This is your opportunity to look deeper into interventions that may be of interest to you and search the literature base regarding these interventions. You are to choose two specific interventions and create a treatment brochure for each one. The interventions you choose should have some common factor. Examples of possible topics are listed below, but you are not limited to these topics. Each treatment brochure should be two pages of information and can be in any format you choose as long as you keep at least a consistent 12-point font (you can go smaller but not larger). Your references should be on a separate page and not included within the two-page requirement. When creating your brochure, keep in mind that its purpose is for a parent or individual with autism to easily reference and learn about the strengths and limitations of two interventions that they are considering pursuing. Your brochures can also be intended for professionals to have easy access to information when deciding between treatments. Each treatment brochure should contain the following information or address the following questions:
An overview of each intervention.
Who do we know the intervention works well with (i.e., what populations)?
Address whether there is literature to support its use with the ASD population (i.e., is there research efficacy?)
Treatment feasibility, as discussed in previous modules of this course, should be addressed for both interventions. Indicators of treatment feasibility include treatment acceptability, demand for the services, treatment fidelity, practicality, adaptability, and integration
Generalizability of the intervention
What don’t we know yet about the intervention? What potential weaknesses do you see in the intervention?
Each intervention needs at least 3 data-based articles from peer reviewed journals referenced. The intent is not to compare and contrast the interventions but provide a detailed description of the pros and cons so a family or treatment provider can make an informed decision. This assignment does not necessarily need to focus only on strategies that have a lot of research support, but you do need to relate the information in your brochure to the literature through citations to your research articles. This assignment is worth 100 points and a rubric is provided below to let know how you will be graded. In determining the depth of information to include in your brochure, remember that it is worth 100 points. You need at least enough information that would be provided on two pages of a word document per intervention; however, you must save and upload a PDF file. Do not get too caught up on format that it overshadows the information you are presenting. Limit use of graphics and be sure to cite where you found it.
Samples have been provided to give you an idea about assignment expectations; however, you are not to copy the samples. Your assignment will be judged on creativity and copying the samples will be considered plagiarism. Ideas for this assignment are listed below but are not limited to this list. This list includes the broad ideas, and you must narrow them down to the specific interventions within the areas. For example, you should not do a brochure on Naturalistic Teaching Strategies, but rather, you should select two separate interventions the fall in that category and create a two-page brochure on each one.
Potential Broad Categories:
Early intervention strategies
Social Skills strategies
Interventions for comorbid conditions in ASD
Interventions for self-injurious behaviors
Naturalistic Teaching Strategies
Strategies within ABA (i.e., antecedent interventions, differential reinforcement strategies, Token economy, structured teaching, visual schedules, etc.)
Animal Assisted Interventions
Use of electronic devices in intervention
1.5 pages for each treatment brochure