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Research Designated Program (RDP)

RDP is a designation for treatment programs who are members of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), to promote the use of efficacy testing among its member programs. To qualify for the RDP designation, programs must either be contributing data to NATSAP’s ongoing “Outcome Research Project”, or the program is efficacy-testing in other scientifically valid measures.

The Outcome Research Project provides a very large dataset on demographics, YOQ changes throughout enrollment, and parent OQ measures over time, as well. Data from actual family participation is “de-identified” and then added to a cumulative dataset managed by researchers at the OBHCenter, who analyze the data for safety and risk management, treatment paradigms across populations, and efficacy studies