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(p. 3) Evidence-Based, Empirically Supported, or Best Practice? A Guide for the Scientist-Practitioner 

(p. 3) Evidence-Based, Empirically Supported, or Best Practice? A Guide for the Scientist-Practitioner
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(p. 3) Evidence-Based, Empirically Supported, or Best Practice? A Guide for the Scientist-Practitioner
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Ronnie Detrich

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10.1093/med:psych/9780195317046.003.0001
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date: 25 October 2020

The terms evidence-based interventions,evidence-based practices, empirically supported treatments, and bestpractices have become ubiquitous in education and other human services disciplines. As is often the case when a new expression arrives on the scene, theseterms are not well understood and are often applied inappropriately. Concurrently, the number of interventions claimed to be effective with children withautism has increased dramatically, leaving the practitioner in the difficult roleof judging the veracity of the competing claims about effectiveness. The purposeof this chapter is to provide a framework for thinking about the variousterms, to review the implications for the scientist-practitioner, and ultimately,to offer guidelines to practitioners as they move toward evidence-based practices.

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