Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication and Social Interactions / Edition 1

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For SLPs preparing to work with children who have autism spectrum disorders, selecting effective interventions for communication and social challenges is critically important. This accessible textbook gives SLPs the in-depth knowledge they need to evaluate, choose, and apply today's best interventions for communication and social interactions. With contributions from 25 top autism experts across multiple disciplines, this student-friendly text gives SLPs a thorough introduction to 12 widely used evidence-based interventions, including augmentative and alternative communication strategies the Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship Based (DIRr) model Enhanced Milieu Teaching functional communication training joint action routines peer mediated support strategies Picture Exchange Communication System Pivotal Response Treatment Social StoriesT video modeling applications To help readers find the information they need and compare interventions easily, each chapter clearly lays out key details on each intervention's theoretical and empirical basis, practical requirements, components, applications for both children and adults, and considerations for children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Brief, illustrative video clips and case studies show the interventions in action, and helpful learning activities prepare SLPs to make sound decisions in scenarios they're likely to encounter in the field.

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Editorial Reviews

Rhea Paul

"A welcome contribution to the clinical literature on communication treatment for children with ASD . . . provides clinicians with invaluable guidance in selecting methods to address the core symptoms of this disorder."
Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Georgia Research Alliance - Ami Klin
"[A] gem of a book . . . An instant classic, to carry in our pockets and to introduce to every student in the field."
University of California, Santa Barbara - Lynn Kern Koegel
"A valuable resource . . .full of strategies for those with very few support needs to those with the greatest support needs."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598570533
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/15/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 172,842
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Erik W. Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 432 East Campus Mall, Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Dr. Carter’s research, teaching, and writing focus on effective strategies for including youth and young adults with disabilities meaningfully in schools and communities. He is the author of Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2007) and co-author of Peer Buddy Programs for Successful Secondary School Inclusion (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2008) and The Transition Handbook: Strategies High School Teachers Use That Work! (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2000). Prior to receiving his doctorate from Vanderbilt University, he was a high school transition teacher in San Antonio, Texas.

V. Mark Durand, Ph.D., is known worldwide as an authority in the area of autism spectrum disorders. He is a professor of psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he was the founding Dean of Arts & Sciences and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Durand is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He has received more than $4 million in federal funding since the beginning of his career to study the nature, assessment, and treatment of behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorders. Before moving to Florida, he served in a variety of leadership positions at the University at Albany-State University of New York (SUNY-Albany), including Associate Director for Clinical Training for the doctoral psychology program from 1987 to 1990, Chair of the Psychology Department from 1995 to 1998, and Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences from 2001 to 2002. There he established the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at SUNY-Albany. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees — all in psychology—at Stony Brook University.

Dr. Durand was awarded the University Award for Excellence in Teaching at SUNY-Albany in 1991 and in 2007 received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Dr. Durand is currently Co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, is a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Autism Society of America, and is on the Board of Directors of the international Association of Positive Behavioral Support. He serves on a number of editorial boards, has reviewed for dozens of journals, and has more than 100 publications on functional communication, educational programming, and behavior therapy. His books include several best-selling textbooks on abnormal psychology, Severe Behavior Problems: A Functional Communication Training Approach (Guilford Press, 1990), Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1998), and When Children Don't Sleep Well: Interventions for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Therapist Guide (Oxford University Press, 2008). In his leisure time, he enjoys long-distance running and just completed his third marathon.

Dr. Fey's research and clinical interests include the role of input on children's speech and language acquisition, the relationship between oral and written language, and the efficacy and effectiveness of speech and language intervention for children. Dr. Fey was editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology from 1996 to 1998 and was chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Assocation Publications Board from 2003 to 2005. Along with his many publications, including articles, chapters, and software programs, he has published two other books on language intervention, Language Intervention with Young Children (Allyn & Bacon, 1986), and Language Intervention: Preschool Through the Elementary Years (ed

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Table of Contents

About the DVD vii

Series Preface xi

Editorial Advisory Board xii

About the Editors xiii

About the Contributors xv

Foreword Tony Charman xxiii

Acknowledgments xxix

1 Introduction to Treatment of Autism, Spectrum Disorders Patricia A. Prelock Rebecca J. McCauley 1

2 Reader's Guide Rebecca J. McCauley Patricia A. Prelock 13

3 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Strategies: Manual Signs, Picture Communication, and Speech-Generating Devices Jane R. Wegner 27

4 Elementary Behavioral Intervention Strategies: Discrete Trial Instruction, Differential Reinforcement, and Shaping Susan M. Wilczynski Hanna C. Rue Melissa Hunter Lauren Christian 49

5 An Introduction to the Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) Model and Its Application to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Sima Gerber 79

6 Functional Communication Training: Treating Challenging Behavior V. Mark Durand 107

7 Joint Attention Intervention for Children with Autism Connie Kasari Danai Kasambira Fannin Kelly Stickles Goods 139

8 Implementing Enhanced Milieu Teaching with Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders Terry B. Hancock Ann P. Kaiser 163

9 Early Social Interaction Project Juliann J. Woods Amy M. Wetherby Shubha Kashinath Renee Daly Holland 189

10 Peer-Mediated Support Interventions Erik W. Carter Lynn G Sisco Yun-Ching Chung 221

11 Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Richard L. Simpson Jennifer B. Ganz 255

12 Pivotal Response Treatment Yvonne Bruinsma Erin K. McNerney 281

13 Social Stories™ Tiffany L. Hutchins 313

14 Video Modeling Applications for Persons with Autism Tom Buggey 345

15 Future Directions Rebecca J. McCauley Patricia A. Prelock 371

Glossary 389

Index 399

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