Wednesday, March 16, 2011

So High Up I Can Hardly See

It was just a matter of time. Now we have an Overview of Meta-Analyses on Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Just a few more overviews and we can move up to the next level. Which reminds me: I call dibs on writing the first survey of the reviews of the summaries of the overviews of meta-analyses on early intensive behavioral interventions for young children with autism spectrum disorders.


I wonder if the autistic kids actually being subjected to early intensive behavioral interventions appreciate all these meta-efforts being made on their behalf.

3 comments:

r.b. said...

We used to go by feedlots in the Nebraska countryside, and the ammonia smell clung to our nostrols,so we pinched our noses while complaining, "ewh...", but
Dad would always say, "Mhhhmmm...smells like money!"

I'm jus' sayin'...

r.b. said...

Let me explain myself. The kids may or may not matter, it's the money involved. And people really don't even know the repercussions of what they do. They can't allow those thoughts to enter their minds. It isn't about the kids, it's about their livelihoods.

Alan Griswold said...

Hi, r.b. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I think there is some truth to what you are saying.

It would appear that one of the consequences of science having become such a popular way of making a living is that scientists now spend more of their time focusing on one another rather than focusing on their wider surroundings. It's a shame really: we once had a handful of relatively poor and neglected scientists who managed nonetheless to greatly expand the human horizon. Now we have mobs of scientists who can produce meta-analyses by the truckload but don't seem to realize there even is such a thing as the human horizon.

If that's scientific advancement, then I vote for going backwards.