Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum DisordersEdited by
- Johnny Matson, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
Autism spectrum disorder has received increasing research in recent years, with more information on assessment and treatment than can be readily assimilated from primary literature by clinicians. Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders summarizes evidence-based assessments and intervention for Autism across the life-span, providing clinicians with a practical overview of how best to assess and treat this disorder. The book begins with a discussion of what warrants a determination of being "evidence based" and a description of the disorder from a life span perspective. The book also provides a chapter on differential diagnosis of autism relative to other disorders. What follows are separate sections on assessment and intervention. These chapters discuss first how to assess and then separately how to treat behavioral problems, communication and social skills issues, academic and vocational skills, and the use of pharmacology and an assessment of possible pharmacological effects. Intended for practitioners assessing and treating children with developmental delays, the book provides clinicians with best practices for assessing and treating delays associated with autism.
Practitioners and academics in clinical and school psychology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, special education, and social work
Hardbound, 446 Pages
Published: March 2008
Imprint: Academic Press
- IntroductionChapter 1Assessment and Intervention in Autism: An Historical PerspectiveAmanda Richdale, Kimberly SchreckChapter 2Evidence Based Practice for Autism Spectrum DisordersMary Jane Weiss, Kate Fiske, Suzannah FerraioliChapter 3Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Lifespan PerspectiveLinda A. LeBlanc, Andrew R. Riley, Tina R. GoldsmithAssessmentChapter 4Differential DiagnosisMarie Nebel-Schwalm, Johnny L. MatsonChapter 5Assessment of Challenging Behaviors in People with Autism Spectrum DisordersPeter Sturmey, Laura Seiverling, John Ward-HornerChapter 6Communication and Social Skills AssessmentJeff Sigafoos, Ralf W. Schlosser, Vanessa A. Green, Mark OReilly, Giulio E. LancioniChapter 7Assessment of Independent Living/Adaptive SkillsNaomi Swiezy, Melissa Stuart, Patricia Korzekwa, Stacie PozdolChapter 8Pharmacology Effects and Side EffectsLuc Lecavalier, Kenneth GadowInterventionsChapter 9Challenging BehaviorsOliver C. Mudford, Angela M. Arnold-Saritepe, Katrina J. Phillips, Manine Maari Locke, I-Chen Sharon Ho, Sarah Ann TaylorChapter 10CommunicationRalf W. Schlosser, Jeff Sigafoos Chapter 11Teaching Adaptive Skills to People with AutismKaren Sheridan, Troy RaffieldChapter 12Comprehensive Treatment Packages for ASD: Perceived vs. Proven EffectivenessRaymond G. Romanczyk, Jennifer M. Gillis, Sara WhiteChapter 13PharmacotherapyLuke Y. Tsai