Chapter 1. Autism and Autism Treatment: Evolution of Concepts and Practices from Kanner to Contemporary Approaches
Chapter 2. Criteria to Evaluate Evidence in Interventions for Children with Autism
Chapter 3. Understanding and Addressing Social Communication Difficulties in Children with Autism
Chapter 4. Understanding and Addressing Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors in Children with Autism
Chapter 5. Applied Behavior Analytic Approaches to Early Intervention for Children with Autism
Chapter 6. Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions for Children with Autism
Chapter 7. The TEACCH Approach and other Visually Based Approaches for Children with Autism
Chapter 8. Choosing the “Right” Program for Each Child in Autism Early Intervention
Chapter 9. Beyond Monolithic Packages: Important Strategies Across Early Interventions for Children with Autism
Chapter 10. Understanding Legislation, Health Insurance, and Disparities in Service Provision in Autism Early Intervention.
This book examines early interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the goal to enable primary care physicians as well as other clinicians, therapists, and practitioners to assist parents in making informed decisions based on current research. It provides a map for successfully navigating the maze of early interventions for ASD, focusing on evidence. Chapters review the similarities and differences between current evidence-based treatments, how these treatments work, the factors that facilitate their effectiveness, and the pros and cons of their use for different children and different needs. In addition, chapters discuss the services, laws, policies, and societal issues related to early intervention in ASD.Featured topics include:Criteria to evaluate evidence in ASD interventions.Effective approaches for Social communication difficulties in ASD.Effective approaches for Restricted and repetitive behaviors (RRBs) in ASD.Naturalistic, developmental approaches to early intervention for children with ASDThe TEACCH approach and other visually based approaches for children with ASD.Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approaches to early intervention for children with ASD.What works for whom in ASD early interventionClinical Guide to Early Interventions for Children with Autismis an essential resource for clinicians, primary care providers, and other practitioners as well as researchers, professors, and graduate students in the fields of child, school, and developmental psychology, pediatrics, social work, child and adolescent psychiatry, primary care medicine, and related disciplines.
• Examines best practices for treating young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
• Provides a roadmap to navigate the maze of ASD treatments
• Addresses challenging behaviors frequently observed in children with ASD (e.g., aggression, self-injurious behaviors)
• Discusses how various treatments work, pros and cons of their use, and costs involved
• Reviews services, laws, and policies related to early intervention in ASD