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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interventions and Treatments for Children and Youth

by Richard L Simpson, Sonja de Boer-Ott, Deborah E Griswold and Brenda Myles Smith et al Corwin Press
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With Contributions From: Sonja R. de Boer-Ott, Deborah E. Griswold, Brenda Smith Myles, Sara E. Byrd, Jennifer B. Ganz, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Kaye L. Otten, Josefa Ben-Arich, Sue Ann Kline, and Lisa Garriott Adams

How can you best help a child with autism reach their full potential?

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) present a perplexing challenge for parents and school professionals. Literally dozens of interventions and treatments are available, so how does one know which intervention strategy works best for any given child or situation? This essential new resource, Autism Spectrum Disorders, was developed to respond directly to the extraordinary difficulty school professionals and families face in selecting and applying appropriate, effective interventions and treatments for the children in their care.

The information is presented in a straightforward and simple format, practical for finding clear answers to complex questions. For easy access, the book is organized into the following five intervention categories-Interpersonal Relationships, Skill-Based Treatment Programs, Cognitive Methods, Physiological/Biological/Neurological Approaches, and Other Treatments and Interventions. Each category contains several detailed reviews, including:

A description of the intervention or treatment
Reported benefits and effects associated with its use
A synthesis of how the outcomes relate to individuals with ASD
A discussion of who is best qualified to implement it, including when and where
Potential costs and risks
Comprehensive in scope, this resource briefly evaluates over 40 commonly used and purported interventions and treatments for individuals with ASD, as well as detailed evaluations of their utility and efficiency. It will assist readers in critically evaluating and choosing those methods that have the highest probability of yielding benefits for this special population.

Table of Contents:



About the Authors

1. Interpersonal Relationship Interventions and Treatments

Holding Therapy

Gentle Teaching

Option Method (Son-Rise Program)

Developmental, Individual-Difference Relationship-Based Model (Floor Time)

Play-Oriented Strategies

Pet/Animal Therapy

Rationship Development Intervention (RDI)

2. Skill-Based Interventions and Treatments

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Incidental Teaching

Facilitated Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Assistive Technology

van Dijk Curricular Approach

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT)

Joint Action Routines (JARs)

Fast ForWord®

Pivotal Response Training

Structured Teaching (TEACCH)

3. Cognitive Interventions

Cognitive Behavioral Modification

Cognitive Learning Strategies

Cognitive Scripts

Social Stories

Power Cards


Social Decision-Making Strategies

Learning Experiences: An Alternative Program for Preschoolers and

Parents (LEAP)

4. Physiological/Biological/Neurological Treatments and Interventions

Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome: Irlen Lenses

Sensory Integration

Auditory Integration Training

Mercury: Vaccination and Autism

Candida: Autism Connection

Gluten-Casein Intolerance

Megavitamin Therapy

Feingold Diet, Herb, Mineral and Other Supplements


5. Other Treatments and Interventions

Art Therapy

Music Therapy

Acknowledgments Introduction About the Authors 1. Interpersonal Relationship Interventions and Treatments Holding Therapy Gentle Teaching Option Method (Son-Rise Program) Developmental, Individual-Difference Relationship-Based Model (Floor Tim

"...the authors of the volume under review are to be commended for their efforts and for the resulting product.  Simpson and colleagues have produced a resource that parents and professionals can consult with the confidence that the evaluations and judgments of the interventions are generally fair and reflect the scientific evidence available to date...the book fills an important need and can serve as a model and stimulus for similar work in the future."
Richard L. Simpson With Coauthors University of Kansas

Sonja de Boer-Ott University of Kansas

Deborah E. Griswold University of Kansas

Brenda Smith Myles University of Kansas

Katherine T. Cook Missouri Western State College

Kaye Otten Autism Asperger Resource Center, KS

Sue Ann Kline Autism Asperger Resource Center, KS

Lisa Garriott Adams

Josefa Ben-Arieh University of Kansas

Jennifer B. Ganz University of Texas at San Antonio