Data recording of seizures in children with autism spectrum disorder: description and social validation of computer-assisted measurement
Melmark authors contribute to the International Journal of Developmental Disabilities research article.
The article, Data recording of seizures in children with autism spectrum disorder: description and social validation of computer-assisted measurement is written by Melmark’s own Frank Bird, M.Ed., LABA , BCBA, CDE, Andrew Shlesinger, M.S.W., LICSW, Kimberly Duhanyan, M.Ed., BCBA, JAMES K. LUISELLI, Ed.D., ABPP, BCBA-D and is now available!
Documenting the physical manifestation of seizures is necessary for several reasons. First, data on seizure frequency and duration can confirm EEG findings or support further assessment when observable behavior and electrical activity are dissimilar (Neill and Alvarez, 1986). Second, occurrence of seizures through direct observation and data recording provides outcome measures to evaluate the effects of anti-epileptic medications and other prescribed treatments for seizure control (Frye et al., 2011). Thus, treatment decisions emerge from the analysis of seizure data. A third function of data recording is to determine whether seizures occur more frequently or not at all under certain environmental conditions.