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Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v5 n2 p20-29 2008

The past two decades have seen a rise in the use of the term evidence-based practice and a simultaneous increase in the variations in its definition and evaluation. Subsequently, this rise in interest for evidence-based practices has become a double-edged sword for practitioners--that is, while there are a number of interpretations on the definition of the term evidence-based practice, these numerous contradictory interpretations may actually impede the ethical application of empirically-supported treatments. The general aim of the present paper is to offer the reader an overview of the current state of affairs of the evidence-based practice literature which will culminate into areas for future research and professional debate. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)

Descriptors: Validity, Medicine, Intervention, Evaluation, Autism

Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:

Autor: Digennaro Reed, Florence D.; Reed, Derek D.


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