Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health

Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Authors: Charlop, Marjorie H., Lang, Russell, Rispoli, Mandy

  • ​Examines key play behavior and social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder in the context of DSM-5
  • Explores play as a critical context for social interaction and how its absence further exacerbates social deficits over time
  • Offers evidence-based interventions for teaching designated play behaviors and social skills
  • Draws on research across such disciplines as psychology, rehabilitation, and special education
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About this book

This book discusses the deficits in the development and presentation of play behavior and social skills that are considered central characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The book explains why play provides an important context for social interactions and how its absence can further exacerbate social deficits over time. It highlights the critical roles of social skills in development, and the social, cognitive, communication, and motor components of play. Chapters offer conceptually and empirically sound play and social skills interventions for children with ASD. Play activities using diverse materials and including interactions with peers and parents are designed to promote positive, effective social behaviors and encourage continued development. The book provides unique strategies that can be tailored to fit individual children’s strengths and deficits.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • Naturalistic Teaching Strategies (NaTS) for developing play and social skills. 
  • Teaching play and social skills with video modeling. 
  • Peer-mediated intervention (PMI) strategies that promote positive social interactions between children with ASD and their peers. 
  • Visual Activity Schedules and Scripts. 
  • Parent-implemented play and social skills intervention.

Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, public health, and related psychology, education, and behavioral health fields.


About the authors

Marjorie H. Charlop, Ph.D., BCBA, has dedicated her life’s work to helping children with autism and their families.  She is Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College and Director of the Claremont Autism Center, her research and treatment center for children with ASD and their families. As a Licensed Psychologist, she also maintains a private practice and consultation services. Dr. Charlop has hundreds of professional conference presentations and publications in the field of autism and has been invited to provide workshops and lectures around the globe.  Her book, “Naturalistic and Incidental Teaching Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” is in its second edition. She has served as Associate Editor and on Editorial Boards on numerous behavioral, autism, and education related journals. Dr. Charlop’s research areas focus on the treatment of communication, motivation, social skills, and behavior problems. Using technology is among her newer research interests. Parent collaboration and education is among her primary areas of practice.  

Russell Lang, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is an associate professor of Special Education at Texas State University and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level. Dr. Lang is also the Executive Director of Texas State University’s Autism Treatment Clinic. He earned a doctoral degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin and completed a post-doctoral researcher position at the University of California in Santa Barbara. His primary research interests include teaching play and leisure skills, assistive technology, and the treatment of problematic behaviors in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies and the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. 

Mandy Rispoli, PhD., BCBA-D, is an associate professor of Special Education at Purdue University and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral Level. Dr Rispoli is the Co-Director of the Purdue Autism Network. Dr. Rispoli’s research focuses on function-based assessment and interventions for challenging behavior in young children with autism spectrum disorder and on teacher professional development in the area of challenging behavior. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • More Than Just Fun and Games: Definition, Development, and Intervention for Children’s Play and Social Skills

    Charlop, Marjorie H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • New Is Not Always Improved: Evidence-Based Practice in Play and Social Skills Intervention

    Charlop, Marjorie H. (et al.)

    Pages 17-32

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  • All Children Can Play: Prompting and Modeling Procedures to Teach Play to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Charlop, Marjorie H. (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • Keeping It Real: Naturalistic Teaching Strategies (NaTS) for Play and Social Skills with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Charlop, Marjorie H. (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

  • Lights, Camera, Action! Teaching Play and Social Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Through Video Modeling

    Charlop, Marjorie H. (et al.)

    Pages 71-94

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Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72500-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72498-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Authors
Series Title
Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72500-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72500-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72498-0
Series ISSN
2366-6013
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 166
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