Autism Spectrum Disorders From Theory to Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-09
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Written by an established author, the second edition of Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice,helps educators implement the best evidence-based practices in their classroom, community and home. With a solid emphasis on research, the text offers a practical approach to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, providing a step-by-step guide for assessment and progress monitoring, and outlining a variety of evidence-based practices organized by major theoretical perspective. Hall devotes a complete chapter to cultural and linguistic diversity and addresses ASD across the lifespan, including preschool, school-age and transitions. Updated with the latest research and strategies, this edition includes a new chapter on transitions, references to DSM-v, and captivating In Their Wordsaccounts of what it is like to live with ASD.

Table of Contents

Chapter One

    Classification and the Physiological Approach  

        Chapter Objectives  

        Classification Systems of Autism Spectrum Disorders  

        Prevalence   5

        What Causes Autism Spectrum Disorders?  

        Physiological Interventions  

        Working in Collaboration with Specialists  

        Suggestions for Discussion  


Chapter Two


        Chapter Objectives  

        Screening Instruments  

        Diagnostic Processes  

        Addition Measures Used To Assess Outcomes

        Assessments for Educational Planning and Intervention  

        Curriculum-Based Assessment and Monitoring Progress  

        Ongoing Progress Monitoring  

        Program Evaluation  

        Suggestions for Discussion  


Chapter Three

    Collaborating for Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices

          Chapter Objectives  

        Legislation Guiding Practice

        Identifying Evidence-Based Practices

        Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Effectively

        CEC Code of Ethics for Educators of Persons with Exceptionalities

        Implementing A Systems Approach

        The Who, When, Where, What and Why of Effective Systems

        Working Effectively With Paraprofessionals

        Working Collaboratively With Families

        Recomendations To and By Parents Regarding Evidence-Based Practices

        Maintaining and Sustaining Effective Practice

        Evolution of Facilitated Communication: A Strategy Without Evidence of Support

        Selecting Evidence-Based and "New" Strategies

        Suggestions for Discussion  


Chapter Four

    Applied Behavior Analysis: Increasing Skills  

        Chapter Objectives  

        Theoretical Basis for Applied Behavior Analysis  

        History of Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism  

        Key Concepts  

        Strategies Based on Key Concepts  

        Key Concepts Put into Practice  

        Ethical Applications

        Research Support for Practice  

        Suggestions for Discussion  


Chapter Five

    Applied Behavior Analysis: Replacing Behavior  

        Chapter Objectives  

        Evolution of Applied Behavior Analysis to Decrease Behavior  

        Selecting Socially Important Behaviors  



        Motivating Operations  

        Observation and Measurement

        Strategies Based on Key Concepts  

        Functional Communication Training


        Token Economies

        Combinations of Strategies

        Key Concepts Put Into Practice

        Research Using Applied Behavior Analysis to Decrease and Replace Behaviors

        Suggestions for Discussion  


Chapter Six

    Developmental and Social-Relational Approaches  

        Chapter Objectives 

        Theoretical Basis for the Developmental and Social-Relational Approaches  

        The DIR/Floor Time Approach  

        Responsive Teaching

        The Hanen Program

        Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)

        Enhanced Milieu Teaching

        The Denver Model and Early Start Denver Model

        Project Impact

        Pivotal Response Treatment

        The SCERTS Model

        Key Concepts of the Developmental and Social-Relational Approaches Put into Practice  

        Research on the Developmental and Social-Relational Approaches  

        Suggestions for Discussion  


Chapter Seven

    Cultural Approaches  

        Chapter Objectives  

        Theoretical Basis for the TEACCH Approach  

        Key Concepts  

        Strategies Based on Key Concepts  

        Key Concepts Put into Practice  

        Research on Structured Teaching and the TEACCH Approach  

        Working in Collaboration with Diverse Families  

        Teaching in a Manner That Is Culturally Responsive  

        Encouraging Identity Development as an Educational Goal  

        Research Support for Practices Focusing on Culture  

        Suggestions for Discussion  


Chapter Eight

    Focus on Communication  

        Chapter Objectives  

        Theories of Language Development  

        Understanding Typical Communication Development  

        Communication Issues and Delays in Autism  

        The Importance of Communication  

        Enhancing Educator Skills as Communication Partners  

        Focusing on Oral Language  

        Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems  

        Addressing Deficits in Nonverbal Communication  

        Functional Communication to Replace Challenging Behavior  

        Strategies to Teach Complex Language  

        Designing an Evidence-Based Classroom to Facilitate Communication  

        Suggestions for Discussion  


Chapter Nine

    Building Social Skills and Social Relationships  

        Chapter Objectives  

        Theories of Social Development  

        Understanding Typical Social-Emotional Development  

        Social-Emotional Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders  

        The Importance of Relating to Others  

        Enhancing Educator Skills as Social Partners  

        Addressing Joint Attention and Social Referencing  

        Teaching Social and Play Skills With Young Peers

        Additional Strategies Used to Increase Social Skills and Social Interaction  

        Love and Marriage?

        Issues and Research Questions

        Suggestions for Discussion  


Chapter Ten

    Transition to Adulthood

        Chapter Objectives 

        Legislation guiding Practice

        Best Practice in Developing the Individualized Trasition Plan (ITP)

        Research on Best Practices for Adults With ASD

        Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

        Preparing For Post School Outcomes

        Adult Services and Supports

        Advocating for Policy Change

        Call for Optimism and Action in the Creation of Communities of Practice

        Suggestions for Discussion  



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