Individuals with autism and their caregivers face unique challenges in later childhood and adolescence. This volume translates research on the needs of this population into practical recommendations for clinicians and educators. The book features vivid case examples and an in-depth, reproducible assessment form. Accessible guidance and hands-on suggestions are provided for supporting positive behavior, communication, and social skills; managing issues related to mental and physical health and sexuality; helping families access services and navigate the legal system; and optimizing the educational and transition planning process.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Robin L. Gabriels, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and on the faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. She is also the Clinical Director and founder of the Neuropsychiatric Special Care Program at The Children’s Hospital, Denver Colorado, an intensive day treatment and inpatient program for children and adolescents with comorbid developmental, psychiatric, and/or medical diagnoses. Dr. Gabriels is the coeditor (with Dina E. Hill) of Autism: From Research to Individualized Practice and has published in the fields of art therapy, asthma, and autism. She has lectured nationally and internationally and conducts research related to improving autism interventions.
Dina E. Hill, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and is on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine. She works as a pediatric neuropsychologist at the UNM Center for Neuropsychological Services. Dr. Hill is the coeditor of Autism: From Research to Individualized Practice and has published in the fields of ADHD and autism.
Table of Contents
I. The Individual with Autism
1. Understanding Behavioral and Emotional Issues in Autism, Robin L. Gabriels
2. Medical Health Assessment and Treatment Issues in Autism, Edward Goldson and Margaret Bauman
3. Sexuality and Autism: Individual, Family, and Community Perspectives and Interventions, Robin L. Gabriels and Mary E. Van Bourgondien
4. Communication and Language Issues in Less Able School-Age Children with Autism, Diane Twachtman-Cullen and Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly
5. Sensory Processing Disorders in Children with Autism: Nature, Assessment, and Intervention, Eynat Gal, Sharon A. Cermak, and Ayelet Ben-Sasson
6. Assistive Technology as an Aid in Reducing Social Impairments in Autism, Ofer Golan, Paul G. LaCava, and Simon Baron-Cohen
II. Family and Caregivers of the Individual with Autism
7. Advocating for Services: Legal Issues Confronting Parents and Guardians, Wayne Steedman
8. Family Resources during the School-Age Years, April W. Block and Stephen R. Block
9. Family Vacations and Leisure Time: Considerations and Accommodations, Sharon Lerner-Baron
III. Community Aspects of Intervention
10. Building a Foundation for Successful School Transitions and Educational Placement, Ramona Noland, Nancy Cason, and Alan Lincoln
11. Translating Early Intervention into Positive Outcomes, Laurie Sperry and Gary Mesibov
12. School Consultation and Interventions for Middle School and High School Students with Autism, Brian R. Lopez, Dina E. Hill, Sandy Shaw, and Robin L. Gabriels13. Criminal Justice Issues and Autistic Disorder, Alicia V. Hall, Michele Godwin, Harry H. Wright, and Ruth K. Abramson
Clinical and school psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, social workers, special educators, speech–language pathologists, and other child health and education professionals.