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Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching

INTRODUCTION

EVALUATION FOR IDENTIFICATION AND PROGRAMMING

ISSUES RELATED TO ELIGIBILITY

EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS

Evaluations

The Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET) is designed to assist schools in developing practices from initial referral to program development and implementation with a strong emphasis on research-based and peer-reviewed strategies. The evaluation section is divided into categories of evaluation. The categories are: Academic Achievement, Adaptive Behavior, Autism Screening, Cognition, Developmental, Emotional and Behavioral, Functional Behavioral, Motor, Sensory, Social Relationship, Speech language, Transition Vocational, and Other.

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Interventions

Identifying and implementing appropriate evidence-based practices (EBP) are important priorities for persons working with individuals with ASD. The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (Wong et al., 2014) and the National Autism Center (NAC, 2015) have both published systematic reviews of intervention practices for children and youth on the spectrum. The Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET) summarizes the work of these organizations and reviews additional literature that was published from January 2013 through July 2015.

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