Author ORCID Identifier
Sophia R. D'Agostino https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5268-3673
Diondra Straiton https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5971-4580
Giovanna L. Salvatore https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5427-8911
Cressida Pacia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7785-6825
Sage Publications Ltd.
Naturalistic Developmental Behavior Interventions (NDBIs) have a strong and growing evidence base. Yet, NDBIs are not implemented on a wide scale within early intervention programs for children on the autism spectrum. Potential reasons for the slow adoption of NDBIs likely stem from the differing theoretical orientations of behavioral and developmental sciences from which NDBI are derived, and a lack of training, knowledge, and support for implementing NDBIs within the behavior analytic community. In support of efforts to promote wide-scale implementation of NDBIs, we clarify their common features, discuss possible misconceptions, offer reasons why NDBIs should be widely implemented, and provide recommendations to the autism service community, intervention developers, and researchers to improve their dissemination and implementation.
D'Agostino, Sophia R., Ana D. Dueñas, Alice Bravo, Kelsie Tyson, Diondra Straiton, Giovanna L. Salvatore, Cressida Pacia, and Melanie Pellecchia. "Toward Deeper Understanding and Wide-Sacle Implementation of Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions." Autism, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1177/13623613221121427