Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice / Edition 2

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Written by an established author, the second edition of Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice, helps educators implement the best evidence-based practices in their classroom, community and home. With a solid emphasis on research, the text offers a practical approach to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, providing a step-by-step guide for assessment and progress monitoring, and outlining a variety of evidence-based practices organized by major theoretical perspective.

Hall devotes a complete chapter to cultural and linguistic diversity and addresses ASD across the lifespan, including preschool, school-age and transitions. Updated with the latest research and strategies, this edition includes a new chapter on transitions, references to DSM-v, and captivating In Their Words accounts of what it is like to live with ASD.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132658096
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 109,529
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Classification and the Physiological Approach

Classification Systems of Autism Spectrum Disorders


What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Physiological Interventions

Working in Collaboration with Specialists

Chapter 2 Assessment

Screening Instruments

Diagnostic Processes

Assessments for Educational Planning and Intervention

Curriculum-Based Assessment and Monitoring Progress

Chapter 3 Identifying Evidence-Based Educational Practices

Why Implement Educational Strategies?

When Should Intervention Begin?

What Does the Law State About When, Who, Where, What and How?

Evolution of Education Legislation

Who Participates on the Individual Education Plan/Individualized Family Services Plan Team?

Where Should Instruction Take Place?

What Should Be Taught?

How Do We Teach Effectively Using Evidence-Based Practices?

Evolution of Facilitated Communication: A Strategy Without Evidence of Support

Chapter 4 Applied Behavior Analysis: Increasing Skills

Theoretical Basis for Applied Behavior Analysis

History of Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism

Ethical Applications

Key Concepts

Operational Target Behaviors

Strategies Based on Key Concepts

Key Concepts Put into Practice

Research Support for Practice

Chapter 5 Applied Behavior Analysis: Replacing Behavior

Evolution of Applied Behavior Analysis to Decrease Behavior

Selecting Socially Important Behaviors



Motivating Operations

Stimulus-Response-Consequence or Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence

Observation and Measurement

Strategies Based on Key Concepts

Functional Analysis and Assessment

Implementation of Functional Assessments in Collaboration with Families

Implementation of Functional Assessments by Educators


Token Economics

Combinations of Strategies

Key Concepts Put into Practice

Research Using Applied Behavior Analysis to Decrease and Replace Behaviors

Chapter 6 Developmental and Social-Relational Approaches

Theoretical Basis for the Developmental and Social-Relational Approahces

The DIR/Floortime Approach

Evolution of the DIR/Floortime Approach

History of Responsive Teaching with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

History of Relationship Development Intervention (rdi) with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

History of the Denver Model with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Pivotal Response Treatment with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

History of SCERTS with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key Concepts of the Developmental and Social-Relational Approaches Put Into Practice

Research on the Developmental and Social-Relational Approaches

Chapter 7 Cultural Approaches

Theoretical Basis for the TEACCH Approach

History of Structured Teaching

Key Concepts

Strategies Based on Key Concepts

Key Concepts Put into Practice

Research on Structured Teaching and the TEACCH Approach

Working in Collaboration with Families from Diverse Cultures

Teaching in a Manner That is Culturally Responsive

Encouraging Identity Development as an Educational Goal

Research Support for Practice Focusing on Culture

Chapter 8 Focus on Communication

Theories of Language Development

Understanding Typical Communication Development

Communication Issues and Delays in Autism

The Importance of Communication

Enhancing Educator Skills as Communication Partners

Focusing on Oral Language

Using Augmentation and Alternative Communication (ACC) Systems

Addressing Deficits in Nonverbal Communication

Functional Communication to Replace Challenging Behavior

Strategies to Teach Complex Language

Designing an Evidence-Based Classroom to Facilitate Communication

Chapter 9 Building Social Skills and Social Relationships

Theories of Social Development

Understanding Typical Social-Emotional Development

Social-Emotional Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Enhancing Educator Skills as Social Partners

Addressing Joint Attention and Social Referencing

Focus on Peers

Teaching Educators to Use Guided Participation and Scaffolding During Play

Addressing Conversation Skills

Additional Strategies Used to Increase Social Skills and Social Interaction

Collaboration in the Work Place

Love and Marriage?

Issues and Research Questions

Chapter 10 Systems of Support and Accountability

Personnel Shortage

The Critical Elements for Effective Training

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Coaching, Mentoring, and Supervisory Support

Implementing a Systems Approach

System Accountability for Effective Practice

Maintaining and Sustaining Effective Practice

Family Advocacy for Policy Change

Family Members as Key Partners

Challenges to the Family

Challenges to the Family/Professional Partnership

Recommendations To and By Parents Regarding Evidence-Based Practices

Call for Optimism and Action in the Creation of Communities of Practice

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