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Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research, Policy, and Practice

Tarbox, J., Dixon, D.R., Sturmey, P., Matson, J.L. (Eds.)

2014, XXIII, 653 p. 25 illus.

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  • Offers comprehensive, evidence-based research on early intensive behavioral intervention for autism
  • Explores the evolution of ASD, from Kanner and Asperger through the various DSM editions
  • Reviews the neurobiology of ASD, including its implications for screening and treatment
  • Examines the EIBI methods for screening, diagnosing, and treating autism spectrum disorders
  • Points the way forward for future research and practice

Current rates of autism diagnoses have been cause for concern and research as well as rumor and misinformation. Important questions surround the condition: how early can an accurate diagnosis be made? At what age should intervention start? How can parents recognize warning signs? And what causes autism in the first place?

There are no easy answers, but the Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders gives researchers, practitioners, and academics the science and guidance to better understand and intervene. Background chapters survey the history of professional understanding of the disorders and the ongoing debate over autism as a single entity or a continuum. Chapters on best methods in screening, assessment, and diagnosis reflect the transition between the DSM-V and older diagnostic criteria. And at the heart of the book, the intervention section ranges from evidence-based strategies for developing core skills to ethical concerns, cultural considerations, and controversial treatments.

Included in the Handbook's broad-based coverage:

  • Designing curriculum programs for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
  • Mainstream education for children with ASD.
  • Teaching independent living skills to children with ASD.
  • Social skills and play.
  • Behavioral and mental health disorders in children with ASD.
  • Training and supporting caregivers in evidence-based practices.
  • Teaching cognitive skills to children with ASD.

The Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a comprehensive reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and other scientist-practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation, special education, and pediatric medicine.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ABA - ADHD - ASD - Applied Behavior Analysis - Asperger Syndrome - Assessment - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Autism spectrum disorder - CDC - Centers for Disease Control - Challenging behaviors - Chelation - Childhood psychopathology - Cognitive skills - Curriculum - DSM-V - Denver method - Development - Developmental disorders - Diagnosis - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - Discrete trial training - Discrimination training - Down syndrome - EIBI - Early intensive behavioral intervention - Economic issues - Environmental toxins - Epidemiology - Ethics - Family adaptation - Fears - Feeding disorders - Genetic counseling - Habituation - Hyperbaric Oxygen - Incidental teaching - Independent living - Intellectual disabilities - Legal issues - Leo Kanner - MMR - Medical conditions - Milieu teaching - Minorities - Multicultural issues - Mumps-measles-rubella vaccine - Neurobiology - PCIT - Parent-child interaction therapy

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Medicine - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Psychiatry - Psychology - Social Sciences

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