Numerous controversial treatments are promoted for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Almost all behavior analysts agree that these treatments lack sufficient empirical support. These treatments include facilitated communication, sensory integration, hyperbaric oxygen chambers, elimination diets, chelation therapy, SOMA, Floortime, DRI, and more. Conduct a Web search for information on either facilitated communication or sensory integration (or treatment for sensory integration disorder). Also research the treatment in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis or other professional applied behavior analysis (ABA) journals.
Find at least one pro statement that supports the use of the treatment. These may come from "experts," therapists, parents, or others. Also, find at least one con statement that opposes or refutes the treatment.
Summarize these statements and give your own opinion. Discuss relevant ethical guidelines that you have learned in this course thus far. Submit this assignment for grading and feedback from your instructor.
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome for your Controversial Treatments paper, you are expected to meet the following requirements:
Refer to the Controversial Treatments Scoring Guide to ensure you understand the grading criteria for this assignment.
Its due Monday July 27.