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Do-watch-listen-say: Social and Communication Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition / Edition 2

Do-watch-listen-say: Social and Communication Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Kathleen Quill
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Trusted for more than 15 years, the groundbreaking DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY has revolutionized social and communication intervention for children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder. Now a new edition is here, reimagined and expanded for the next generation of children and support teams.

Whether you're a professional already or in training to be one, this is the resource you need to address complex social and communication challenges for children with autism from ages 3 to 18. In one comprehensive volume, you'll have everything you need to conduct effective assessment, set goals and objectives for the child, plan interventions that work, ensure generalization of skills, and monitor progress. Immediately useful new additions—including a more extensive assessment tool and a system to monitor skill development—make this a cornerstone resource for every professional working with children and youth with autism.


  • Expanded and revised assessment and intervention planning tool, with an emphasis on tracking generalization of new skills
  • The very latest evidence-based practices and intervention approaches for enhancing social and communication skills
  • New activity sheets with fun and motivating ways to teach social, communication, and community skills
  • A look at how restricted and repetitive behaviors affect learning and development (one of the most underexplored areas of autism)
  • Guidance on prioritizing goals and objectives, linking them to assessment, and designing interventions.
  • New chapter on progress monitoring that includes a full data collection toolkit for tracking the generalization of social and communication skills
  • Updated vignettes and extended case stories illustrating social and communication challenges characteristic of autism

PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Assessment tool; activities to build play and leisure, social, and communication skills; more than a dozen sheets to help monitor progress toward skill mastery and generalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598579802
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Edition description: New
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 590,118
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 5 - 17 Years

About the Author

Laroye "Lynn" Stansberry Brusnahan, Ph.D., is the parent of an adult with autism and an associate professor in teacher education at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. She coordinates a graduate certificate, license, and master's degree program in autism spectrum disorders and behavior analyst. She was the 2012 Autism Society of America Professional of the Year. Dr. Stansberry Brusnahan has a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Exceptional Education. Lynn has served on numerous boards including the Autism Society of America National Board, the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Autism and Development Disabilities Board, and Minnesota Life College's professional advisory board. She worked with the Minnesota Department of Education where she helped craft an autism spectrum disorder special education license for educators. She has an active agenda as an invited speaker at the local, national, and international level.

Kathleen Ann Quill, Ed.D., BCBA-D is a compassionate professional who has spent 40 years supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder. She is a developmental psycholinguist, educator and board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Quill has conducted trainings in over 20 countries, given the keynote address for 10 international organizations, and presented at over 200 conferences. She discusses how to integrate behavioral (ABA) and developmental treatment models to enhance language, communication, and social learning. Kathleen promotes innovative solutions that bridge the gap between research and practice in order to sustain quality education for all students with autism. Prior to founding the Autism Institute, Dr. Quill was a professor at the University of Massachusetts and Lesley University in Boston and conducted applied research on developmental differences in autism. Kathleen is the author of two seminal texts, numerous publications, and online resources on the topic. Kathleen is on the editorial board for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. She facilitates Professional Learning Communities through regional and national partnerships, and collaborates with companies to design technology solutions for educators.

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding the Complexity of Autism
    Historical and Contemporary Overview of Autism
    Identifying and Diagnosing Autism
    Cognition in Autism
  2. Understanding Social and Communication Development and Challenges
    Core Skills for Social and Communication Development
    Social Skill Development
    Communication Skill Development
    Restricted, Repetitive Behavior in Autism
  3. Assessing Social and Communication Skills
    Understanding Educational Assessments
    Assessment of Social and Communication Skills in Autism
    The Assessment of Social and Communication Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Revised (ASCS-2)
    Appendix: The Assessment of Social and Communication Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Revised (ASCS-2)
  4. Designing Intervention
    Intervention Planning: An Overview
    Framework for Targeting Skills
    Framework for Intervention: Core Skills
    Framework for Intervention: Social Skills
    Framework for Intervention: Communication Skills
    Framework for Intervention: Community Skills
    Framework for Intervention: Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors
  5. Selecting Evidence-Based Practices to Enhance Social and Communication Skills
    Evidence-Based Intervention Practices
    Intervention Approaches
  6. Instructional Strategies to Enhance Social and Communication Skills
    Teaching Opportunities
    Explicit Instruction and Interactions
  7. Instructional Supports to Enhance Social and Communication Skills
    Organizational Supports
    Social Supports
    Communication Supports
    Behavior Supports
  8. Activities to Promote Development
    Activity Strategies
    Using the Sample Activity Sheets
    Core Skills Activity Sheets
    Social Skills Activity Sheets
    Communication Skills Activity Sheets
  9. Collecting Data to Measure Authentic Progress
    An Overview of Progress Monitoring
    Monitoring Skill Emergence, Mastery, and Generalization
    Data Collection Forms
    Using Data to Make Intervention Decisions
    Appendix A: Progress Monitoring Forms—Quantitative Data Collection Forms
    Appendix B: Progress Monitoring Forms—Qualitative Data Collection Forms


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