Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health

Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Editors: Lang, Russell, Hancock, Terry B., Singh, Nirbhay N. (Eds.)

  • ​Explores early intervention (EI) for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Analyzes theoretical underpinnings, evidence base, and future directions for EI research
  • Examines interventions to ameliorate cognitive, social, language, and other behavioral deficits inherent to ASD in the first years of life
  • Discusses preschool-based EI, training parents to implement EI, and ethical issues related to treatment​
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About this book

This book examines early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) programs for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It analyzes current research on early intervention (EI) and explains the importance of accurate, timely detection of ASD in facilitating the use of EI. Chapters address five widely researched EIBI approaches: Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Training, the Early Start Denver Model, Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching, and Enhanced Milieu Teaching. This in-depth study of current EIBI approaches offers a rigorous guide to earlier and more intensive interventions for children with ASD, leading to greater autonomy and improved later life outcomes for individuals.
Featured topics include:

  • Parent-implemented interventions and related issues.
  • Evaluations of controversial interventions used with children with ASD.
  • Factors contributing to rising ASD prevalence.
  • Obstacles to obtaining accurate ASD diagnosis in young children.
Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in developmental, clinical child, and school psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, public health, educational policy and politics, and related psychology and behavioral health fields.

About the authors

Russell Lang, PhD, BCBA-D, is an associate professor of Special Education at Texas State University and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 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 a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Neurorehabilitation and Associate Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies.
Terry Hancock, PhD, BCBA-D, is a professor of Clinical Practice in Special Education at Texas State University, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a licensed psychologist.  Dr. Hancock is also the Research Director at the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support. She earned a doctoral degree in Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University. She has been an investigator on 12 federally funded grants related to communication and behavior interventions for young children. She was on the special education faculty at Vanderbilt University for 20 years and was the co-developer of Enhanced Milieu Teaching.
Nirbhay N. Singh, PhD, BCBA-D, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, CEO of MacTavish Behavioral Health, in Raleigh, NC, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Prior to his current appointments, he was a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies, Richmond, Virginia. His research interests include mindfulness, behavioral and psychopharmacological treatments of individuals with disabilities, and assistive technology for supporting individuals with diverse abilities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of two journals: Journal of Child and Family Studies and Mindfulness, and Editor of three book series: Mindfulness in Behavioral Health, Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health, and Springer Series on Children and Families.

Reviews

“This book walks you through basic understanding and theories of behavioral intervention and assessment, then through five interventions heavily supported with evidence. … This book is well suited for clinicians, teachers, paraprofessionals, and even parents to some degree, who may be involved in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder. If you have time to read just one book this year for professional enhancement, make this the book.” (Carrie L. McPherson, Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Vol. 1, 2017)

“The authors of have written a must-have reference guide on ASD by offering evidence-based interventions with immediate practical application implications for mental health professionals. This is a much-needed and worthy contribution to the field, advancing five of the most highly acclaimed, evidence-based, early intervention techniques for children with ASD. I strongly recommend this book as a definitive guide for clinicians who are searching for scientifically valid, efficacious intervention modalities for young children with ASD.” (Michael S. Goldsby, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2016)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Overview of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism

    Lang, Russell (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Early Diagnostic Assessment

    Kuriakose, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 15-46

  • Discrete Trial Training

    Lerman, Dorothea C. (et al.)

    Pages 47-83

  • Pivotal Response Treatment

    Koegel, Lynn Kern (et al.)

    Pages 85-112

  • Early Start Denver Model

    Talbott, Meagan R. (et al.)

    Pages 113-149

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30925-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30923-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Editors
  • Russell Lang
  • Terry B. Hancock
  • Nirbhay N. Singh
Series Title
Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30925-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30925-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30923-1
Series ISSN
2366-6013
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 301
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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