Real Life, Real Progress for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for Successful Generalization in Natural Environments / Edition 1

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Overview

Generalization is the key to effective autism intervention when children can apply new skills across settings, they'll make broad, long-term improvements in behavior and social communication. The first how-to guide to generalization is finally here! Practical and reader-friendly, this is the book that helps professionals take today's most popular autism interventions to the next level by making generalization an integral part of them. Pre-K Grade 8 special educators, early interventionists, SLPs, and other professionals will enhance 6 widely used autism intervention models (see box) with specific, evidence-based generalization strategies get dozens of easy activities that really help children use new skills consistently no matter where they are or who they're with learn about generalization from the experts who know best, with contributions from top autism authorities like Ilene Schwartz, Carol Gray, Andy Bondy, Laura Schriebman, and Bryna Siegel provide positive, supportive parent education so they can be active partners in promoting their children's generalization of skills weave generalization strategies into every phase of intervention planning, not just at the end after skills have already been learned modify generalization strategies for different settings, so children can achieve their ultimate goal: applying their skills successfully in school, at home, and in the community assess the effectiveness of generalization strategies at multiple stages of instruction Case studies and vivid examples bring the strategies to life in every chapter, and forms and checklists help professionals plan interventions, track children's goals, and monitor their progress toward generalization. With this urgently needed guide to one of the most important facets of autism intervention, readers will help children generalize social behaviors and communication skills and ensure better lives and brighter futures.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael S. Goldsby, PhD, CCRP (Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands)
Description: In this timely book, experts in autism research and practice advance and broaden the discussion of specific treatment modalities for autism spectrum disorders to include generalization of learned skills. The book describes ways in which generalization can be incorporated into current methods of learning for children with these disorders.
Purpose: One purpose is to offer specific intervention strategies for treating autistic children that result in successful generalization of skills across diverse settings. According to the author, simple mastery of a learned skill for an autistic child seldom results in acquisition of a generalized life skill that is used spontaneously in natural environments. In order to address this concern, a second but equally important purpose of this book is to introduce new and creative teaching strategies to help autistic children generalize learned social behaviors and communication skills across novel situations.
Audience: Therapists, parents and other primary caregivers, teachers, and graduate students in psychology and social sciences will find this book extremely helpful for learning new treatment strategies that include generalization techniques for treating autistic children.
Features: This book features practical ways in which to incorporate generalization strategies into well-established interventions for children with autistic spectrum disorders. Some of the familiar strategies that work well with generalization techniques are pivotal response training, discrete trial instruction, picture exchange communication system, social stories, Teachtown computer-assisted programs, and Jumpstart learning-to-learn. Example forms and checklists, as well as pertinent case studies, help readers better understand and implement these strategies in existing treatment modalities.
Assessment: This comprehensive and timely book should be required reading for anyone involved in treating and/or teaching autistic children. This unique book is unmatched in the current literature and is poised to be the most useful addition to the field of autistic study to date. Generalization of skills is the focal point in the successful intervention for children with autistic spectrum disorder, and this is an essential guidebook for generalization teaching strategies that work. I highly recommend it for its in-depth content from authoritative voices in the field, as well as innovative and contemporary treatment strategies and proven results for successful generalization of skills. The focus on generalization has raised awareness and created a new paradigm for intervention strategies for children with autistic spectrum disorders.
Peter F. Gerhardt

"A valuable and user-friendly compendium of the latest in both research and evidence-based practice . . . This book is an overdue and important contribution to the field."
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tristram Smith
"The best hands-on guide to the most important part of intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders: helping the children take the skills they learn in intervention and use them whenever and wherever they need them."
Parent/Advocate, Scottsdale, AZ - Char Ugol
"Totally accessible . . . I couldn't put it down. 14 dog-eared pages, and lots of ideas swirling in my head for my team. So glad I ordered two copies to get us started!"
ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
"Belongs on the must-read list of every professional who works with individuals on the autism spectrum. An exceptionally beneficial book about a topic too often overlooked."
From The Critics
Reviewer: Michael S. Goldsby, PhD, CCRP (Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands)
Description: In this timely book, experts in autism research and practice advance and broaden the discussion of specific treatment modalities for autism spectrum disorders to include generalization of learned skills. The book describes ways in which generalization can be incorporated into current methods of learning for children with these disorders.
Purpose: One purpose is to offer specific intervention strategies for treating autistic children that result in successful generalization of skills across diverse settings. According to the author, simple mastery of a learned skill for an autistic child seldom results in acquisition of a generalized life skill that is used spontaneously in natural environments. In order to address this concern, a second but equally important purpose of this book is to introduce new and creative teaching strategies to help autistic children generalize learned social behaviors and communication skills across novel situations.
Audience: Therapists, parents and other primary caregivers, teachers, and graduate students in psychology and social sciences will find this book extremely helpful for learning new treatment strategies that include generalization techniques for treating autistic children.
Features: This book features practical ways in which to incorporate generalization strategies into well-established interventions for children with autistic spectrum disorders. Some of the familiar strategies that work well with generalization techniques are pivotal response training, discrete trial instruction, picture exchange communication system, social stories, Teachtown computer-assisted programs, and Jumpstart learning-to-learn. Example forms and checklists, as well as pertinent case studies, help readers better understand and implement these strategies in existing treatment modalities.
Assessment: This comprehensive and timely book should be required reading for anyone involved in treating and/or teaching autistic children. This unique book is unmatched in the current literature and is poised to be the most useful addition to the field of autistic study to date. Generalization of skills is the focal point in the successful intervention for children with autistic spectrum disorder, and this is an essential guidebook for generalization teaching strategies that work. I highly recommend it for its in-depth content from authoritative voices in the field, as well as innovative and contemporary treatment strategies and proven results for successful generalization of skills. The focus on generalization has raised awareness and created a new paradigm for intervention strategies for children with autistic spectrum disorders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557669544
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 990,437
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Bernard, Research and Clinical Coordinator,Autism and NeurodevelopmentClinic, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143. In addition to herresearch on diagnosis and intervention strategies for autism spectrum disorders,Ms. Bernard is currently coordinating a magnetic source imaging study on sensoryprocessing disorders.

Andy Bondy, Ph.D., Co-founder, Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc., 13 Garfield Way, Suite 1, Newark, Delaware 19713. Dr. Bondy has more than 35 years of experience in applied behavior analysis and autism. He directed a statewide program for students with autism for 14 years and co-developed the Picture Exchange Communication System. He also co-founded (with his wife, Lori Frost) Pyramid Educational Consultants, which provides parent and staff training around the world.

Shannon Cernich, Ph.D., BCBA, Director of Implementation and Training, JigsawLearning, 2815 Eastlake Avenue East, Suite 300, Seattle, Washington 98102.Dr. Cernich has more than 10 years of experience working with children andadults with autism spectrum disorders and special needs as well as with theireducators and caregivers. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has aPh.D. in psychology. Her goal is to work with her team to utilize technology tohelp 100,000 children with special needs in the next 5 years, and she has met her1-year benchmark.

Sabrina D. Daneshvar, Ph.D., BCBA, Program Coordinator, Autism SpectrumTherapies, 1526 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 70, Santa Ana, California 92705.Dr. Daneshvar received her Ph.D. in applied developmental psychology fromClaremont Graduate University with a concentration in behavioral treatment ofdevelopmental disabilities. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and aprogram coordinator with Autism Spectrum Therapies. Her expertise includesearly intervention, parent education, behavior support, consultation, and staffdevelopment.

Carol Davis, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Special Education, University ofWashington, Box 353600, Seattle, Washington 98195. Dr. Davis’s research interestsinclude examining effective instructional practices that facilitate skill acquisitionand promote positive behavior of students with moderate to profound disabilitiesin inclusive settings, identifying variables that contribute to the use of effectivestrategies by teachers in these settings, and developing systems to supportstudents with severe disabilities to have access to the general education curriculumwithin the public school setting.

Anna Dvortcsak, M.S., CCC-SLP, Private Practice, 4110 South East HawthorneBoulevard #420, Portland, Oregon 97214. Ms. Dvortcsak, a licensed speech andlanguage pathologist, specializes in parent-mediated intervention for childrenwith autism spectrum disorders. In 2004, Ms. Dvortcsak founded DvortcsakSpeech and Language Services (DSLSI), which provides individual and grouptraining to families with children with autism and related disorders, individualizedspeech and language services, and training to professionals working withchildren with autism and related disorders. She also consults with school districts,private practices, and hospitals to train staff to use naturalistic treatment strategiesto enhance children’s engagement, imitation, language, and play skills and touse parent-mediated interventions.

Lauren Franke, Psy.D, Private Practice, 1600 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite C, Seal Beach, California 90740. As a licensed clinical psychologist and language pathologist, Dr. Franke has spent the last 25 years in private and clinical practice with an emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of language disorders, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, and attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder. She also consults with school districts pro

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Table of Contents

About the Editor

Contributors

Foreword
Lee Grossman

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Generalization and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Daniel Openden, Christina Whalen, Shannon Cernich, & Manya Vaupel

I. Popular Autism Interventions and Generalization Strategies

2. Enhancing Generalization of Treatment Effects via Pivotal Response Training and the Individualization of Treatment Protocols
Laura Schreibman, Aubyn C. Stahmer, & Jessica Suhrheinrich

3. Enhancing the Generalization of Skills Taught Through Discrete Trial Instruction
Mary Jane Weiss & Robert H. LaRue

4. Generalization Issues Pertaining to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Andy Bondy & Lori Frost

5. Social Stories, Categorization, and Generalization in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Carol Gray

6. Generalization in Computer-Assisted Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Christina Whalen, Dominic W. Massaro, & Lauren Franke

II. Generalization Applications to Parents, Schools, and Community

7. The JumpStart Learning-to-Learn Model: Parent Training in Naturalistic Teaching for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Bryna Siegel & Anne Bernard

8. Increasing Generalization by Training Teachers to Provide Parent Training for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Brooke Ingersoll & Anna Dvortcsak

9. Generalization in School Settings: Strategies for Planning and Teaching
Ilene S. Schwartz, Carol Davis, Annie McLaughlin, & Nancy E. Rosenberg

10. Generalizing In-Home Treatment Gains
Sabrina D. Daneshvar, William D. Frea, & Ronit M. M. Molko

Index

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