We explored the potential benefits, possible challenges, and further considerations of two proposed academic interventions under development. These interventions target the reading comprehension of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These interventions were part of a comprehensive treatment package proposed to improve postsecondary outcomes for those with ASD transitioning to college, vocational training, and careers. Our purpose was to examine the reading comprehension treatments from the perspective of multiple stakeholders from whom buy-in is needed if treatments are to be used with confidence and fidelity. We aimed to better understand and address the issues that may limit the feasibility of implementation and thus treatment integrity and outcomes of our treatments prior to piloting them in typical high school settings.
Reutebuch, C. K., Roberts, G. J., Thompson, J. L., El Zein, F., Mize, M., Weinberg, A. N., . . . Rodriguez, K. T. (2019). Reading comprehension treatment development for high school students with autism spectrum disorder: Stakeholder considerations for feasibility. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 57, 105-119.