SPD565 Grand Canyon University Controversial ASD Research Brochure

In Topic 6, DQ1 you identified two controversial or non-research-based methods to help build communication skills among nonverbal students. Identify two additional controversial or non-research-based methods, and then create a six-panel brochure for teachers and other practitioners in which you explain and outline the following for each method:

  • A description of each controversial or non-research-based method;
  • Explain why each method is controversial and or/not considered valid; and
  • Explain why use of each method could be inappropriate for individuals with ASD.

In light of the myriad of articles and information on ASD and related strategies, how would you advise practitioners and teachers to determine whether the strategies are evidence based? Provide specific examples.

Support your analysis with 3-5 scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Read “What are Evidence-based Practices?” located on The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders website.


Read “Facilitated Communication Persists Despite Scientific Criticism,” by Novella, located on the Neurologica Blog website.


Read “Nonmedical Interventions for Children with ASD: Recommended Guidelines and Further Research Needs,” by Maglione, Gans, Das, Timbie, and Kasari, from the American Academy of Pediatrics (2012).


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