Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: An evaluation of explicit ethical statements in telehealth research with individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

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Principles and procedures derived from the science of behavior analysis have been utilized to improve the quality of life for individuals across many domains (e.g., health and education) and within many settings (e.g., business and home). Recently, greater attention has been paid to behavior analytic treatments for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, where it is considered to be the most effective treatment (e.g., Reichow, 2012). Similar to other health professions, the supply of competent practitioners is less than the demand in many geographical locations. A potential solution to this dilemma is the delivery of behavior analytic services via telehealth. A previous review of telehealth services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder indicated that research for this type of service delivery model is limited (Boisvert, Lang, Andrianopoulos, & Boscardin, 2010). An additional limitation of the research to date is an absence of behavior-analytic specific ethical considerations when practitioners utilize a telehealth service delivery model. The purpose of this paper is to review whether special risk reduction strategies related to the use of telehealth with autism spectrum disorder have been documented or reported in the literature. Results suggest that explicit step-by-step documentation of practices is sparse. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)