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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
Pub Date:
06/2004
ISBN:
9781412906036
Format:
Pbk 264 pages
Price:
AU$76.00 NZ$77.39
Product Status: Not Our Publication - we no longer distribute
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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:

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 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


Cartooning


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


Pharmacology


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

'Autism Spectrum Disorders presents the best validation criteria we currently have to offer children with ASD, and provides a blueprint for future work in this area. A long overdue wake-up call to the field, and one that is highly recommended.' Gary Sasso, Chairperson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction 'This excellent compendium will prove invaluable for anyone who wants to identify and evaluate commonly used treatments and interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.' Juane Heflin, Associate Professor '...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.' Donald P. Oswald PsycCRITIQUES
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