Individualized Autism Intervention for Young Children: Blending Discrete Trial & Naturalistic Strategies / Edition 1

Individualized Autism Intervention for Young Children: Blending Discrete Trial & Naturalistic Strategies / Edition 1

by Travis Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598571737

ISBN-13: 9781598571738

Pub. Date: 04/01/2011

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

Discrete trial instruction or naturalistic, incidental teaching: How do you choose which approach to use with young children with autism? Now there's no need to "pick a side" — this groundbreaking book helps professionals skillfully blend the best of both behavioral approaches to respond to each child's individual needs. Developed by one of the nation's

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Discrete trial instruction or naturalistic, incidental teaching: How do you choose which approach to use with young children with autism? Now there's no need to "pick a side" — this groundbreaking book helps professionals skillfully blend the best of both behavioral approaches to respond to each child's individual needs. Developed by one of the nation's leading experts on autism, this innovative, evidence-based guidebook cuts through the chaos of conflicting information and gives readers a logical, child-centered way to plan and implement intervention. Professionals will begin with an in-depth guide to creating an autism intervention profile for each child, based on the type and severity of the child's autism characteristics and common predictors of how the child will respond to intervention (such as anxiety level, language, and social interest). Once the profile is complete, readers will learn how to match the child's individual characteristics and needs with a specially tailored blend of DTI and naturalistic teaching. To help them select and implement the right interventions for each child, professionals will get more than a dozen practical tools, including the Autism Intervention Responsiveness Scale, sample data collection forms, schedules, intervention plans, and progress reports. Readers will also learn from detailed before-and-after case studies of five children with very different characteristics and intervention needs. Through vivid accounts of their diverse intervention plans and first-person stories from their parents, readers will see exactly what individualized, child-centered interventions look like and how they help children make improvements in key areas (see box). A must for early childhood educators and interventionists, this book will demystify competing autism treatments and help readers create custom-tailored interventions that really improve child outcomes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598571738
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,106,131
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author ix

About the Contributors x

Foreword Samuel L. Odom xiii

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

1 It's Not Your Father's Autism 1

2 Autism Profiles and Blended Intervention 13

3 Unraveling Diagnostic Combinations 23

4 Predicting Intervention Outcome 33

5 Evidence-Based Practice 47

6 Early Intervention Dimensions 57

7 Discrete Trial Intervention for Children with Limited Social and Language Skills and Intellectual Delays Beth Burggraff Clover A. Anderson 73

8 Incidental Interventions for Children with Moderate Autism Symptoms and Typical Intellectual Functioning Amy Bohannan 99

9 Blended Interventions for Younger Children with Uneven Skills and Marked Restrictive Repetitive Behavior Beth Burggraff Lisa M. Barsness 121

10 Blended Interventions for Children with Moderate Symptoms and Intellectual Delay Patti L. Dropik Lisa M. Barsness 141

Postscript 173

Index 177

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