COMPASS and Implementation Science

Improving Educational Outcomes of Children with ASD

  • Lisa A. Ruble
  • John H. McGrew

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Child Development book sub series (BRIEFSCD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lisa A. Ruble, John H. McGrew
    Pages 13-26
  3. Lisa A. Ruble, John H. McGrew
    Pages 33-42
  4. Lisa A. Ruble, John H. McGrew
    Pages 43-56
  5. Lisa A. Ruble, John H. McGrew
    Pages 57-78
  6. Lisa A. Ruble, John H. McGrew
    Pages 79-88
  7. Lisa A. Ruble, John H. McGrew
    Pages 89-93
  8. Lisa A. Ruble, John H. McGrew
    Pages 95-98
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 99-101

About this book


This Brief examines COMPASS – the Collaborative Model for Promoting Competence and Success – a consultation-based intervention specialized for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on the Evidence-Based Practices in Psychology (EBPP) framework, the volume describes the processes that strengthen the expert support relationships between consultant and teacher (i.e., implementation) and between teacher and student (i.e., intervention). In addition, the Brief addresses how consultation methods work within COMPASS, with teachers learning from consultants' implementation methods to tailor instructions that are specific to students' educational and personal factors. This unique framework corresponds with current, widespread research and aims to provide more effective educational services for students with ASD during their crucial formative years.

Topics featured in this text include:

  • COMPASS practice outcome based on idiographic assessment and measures of quality.
  • Evidence for the efficacy of COMPASS.
  • COMPASS implementation quality.
  • COMPASS intervention quality and active ingredients.
  • Teacher and student internal and external factors impacting COMPASS.

COMPASS and Implementation Science is a must-have resource for clinicians, scientist-practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, and social work as well as rehabilitation, special education, and speech pathology.


Autism spectrum disorders and COMPASS COMPASS and autism COMPASS and implementation science Coaching children with autism Collaborative Model for Promoting Competence and Success Education consultation and COMPASS Evidence-based practices and COMPASS Goal attainment scaling for children with autism IEPs and COMPASS Implementation science and autism interventions Individualized Education Plans for students with autism Outcome-based performance feedback and children with autism Teacher adherence to COMPASS

Authors and affiliations

  • Lisa A. Ruble
    • 1
  • John H. McGrew
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyIndiana University-Purdue University IndIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18554-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18555-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8371
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