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It is important to consider that goals, procedures and outcomes are socially valid.

When creating goals, involve clients and caretakers in development to ensure that goals are research-based and culturally appropriate. This can be achieved by offering frequent satisfaction interviews/scales and preference assessments. 

Procedural integrity should be checked often for social validity. Begin with procedures that are least restrictive and are well researched. Checklists can be created to ensure procedures are efficient and effective for stakeholders. Allow opportunities for feedback from caregivers/clients.

Before implementing treatment, inform parents/caregivers of reasonable expectations and outcomes. Programming should include procedures for maintenance and generalization. Data collection and analysis should be ongoing and frequently reviewed with caregivers/clients. Treatment is successful when clients are satisfied.

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