Examining Treatment Implementation in Secondary Education Settings for Students with ASD

Program implementation is a key feature of experimental research. In the early stages of any research project, it is necessary to develop and evaluate measures of implementation fidelity.  The Center for Secondary Education for Students with ASD (CSESA) has developed a complex treatment model consisting of four features (Academic, Social, Independence, and Transition).  In the current study, researchers examined the construct validity of the individual implementation fidelity measures for each of the CSESA components as well as students’ progress on goals related to that component.


Hume, K., Dykstra-Steinbrenner, J., Smith, L. & Odom, S. (May 2015). Examining treatment implementation in secondary education settings for students with ASD. Poster presentation at International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR), Salt Lake City, UT.