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Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication and Social Interactions



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For SLPs preparing to work with children who have autism spectrum disorders, selecting effective interventions for communication and social challenges is critically important. This accessible textbook gives SLPs the in-depth knowledge they need to evaluate, choose, and apply today's best interventions for communication and social interactions. With contributions from 25 top autism experts across multiple disciplines, this student-friendly text gives SLPs a thorough introduction to 12 widely used evidence-based interventions, including ┐ augmentative and alternative communication strategies ┐ the Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship Based (DIR«) model ┐ Enhanced Milieu Teaching ┐ functional communication training ┐ joint action routines ┐ peer mediated support strategies ┐ Picture Exchange Communication System ┐ Pivotal Response Treatment ┐ Social Stories┐ ┐ video modeling applications To help readers find the information they need and compare interventions easily, each chapter clearly lays out key details on each intervention's theoretical and empirical basis, practical requirements, components, applications for both children and adults, and considerations for children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Brief, illustrative video clips and case studies show the interventions in action, and helpful learning activities prepare SLPs to make sound decisions in scenarios they┐re likely to encounter in the field.

Author Biography

About the Editors Patricia A. Prelock, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont. Rebecca J. McCauley, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

About the DVDp. vii
Series Prefacep. xi
Editorial Advisory Boardp. xii
About the Editorsp. xiii
About the Contributorsp. xv
Forewordp. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
Introduction to Treatment of Autism, Spectrum Disordersp. 1
Reader's Guidep. 13
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Strategies: Manual Signs, Picture Communication, and Speech-Generating Devicesp. 27
Elementary Behavioral Intervention Strategies: Discrete Trial Instruction, Differential Reinforcement, and Shapingp. 49
An Introduction to the Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) Model and Its Application to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorderp. 79
Functional Communication Training: Treating Challenging Behaviorp. 107
Joint Attention Intervention for Children with Autismp. 139
Implementing Enhanced Milieu Teaching with Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 163
Early Social Interaction Projectp. 189
Peer-Mediated Support Interventionsp. 221
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)p. 255
Pivotal Response Treatmentp. 281
Social Stories™p. 313
Video Modeling Applications for Persons with Autismp. 345
Future Directionsp. 371
Glossaryp. 389
Indexp. 399
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