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Dr. Amanda Boutot is a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA) and the Graduate Coordinator for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis at Texas State University. Her publications include Autism Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders (with Matt Tincani; Prufrock Press, 2009) as well as several book chapters and peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Brenda Smith, a consultant with the Ziggurat Group and the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Chief Program Officer for the Autism Society of America, is the recipient of the 2004 Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award and the 2006 Princeton Fellowship Award. Brenda has made over 500 presentations all over the world, written more than 150 articles and books on autism and Asperger Syndrome, and served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee. She was on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s Strategic Planning Consortium and the Autism Society of America’s Panel of Professional Advisors. In addition, she was recently acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world from 1997 to 2004.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 — Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 2 — Assessment for the Purpose of Instructional Planning for Students with
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 3 — Evidence-Based Practices for Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 4 — Working with Families of Children with Autism
Chapter 5 — Environmental Planning
Chapter 6 — Teaching Students with Autism Using the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
Chapter 7 — Comprehensive Behavior Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 8 — Teaching Students with Autism to Communicate
Chapter 9 — Social Challenges of Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 10 — Teaching Academic and Functional Skills
Chapter 11 — Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Integration
Chapter 12 — Assistive Technology for Students with Autism
Chapter 13 — Transition and Adulthood