Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

1st Edition - March 3, 2008

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  • Editor: Johnny Matson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123736062
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559803

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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.

Key Features

  • Covers the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Covers the lifespan
  • Focuses on evidence-based assessment and treatment


Practitioners and academics in clinical and school psychology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, special education, and social work

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Chapter 1
    Assessment and Intervention in Autism: An Historical Perspective
    Amanda Richdale, Kimberly Schreck

    Chapter 2
    Evidence Based Practice for Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Mary Jane Weiss, Kate Fiske, Suzannah Ferraioli

    Chapter 3
    Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Lifespan Perspective
    Linda A. LeBlanc, Andrew R. Riley, Tina R. Goldsmith


    Chapter 4
    Differential Diagnosis
    Marie Nebel-Schwalm, Johnny L. Matson

    Chapter 5
    Assessment of Challenging Behaviors in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Peter Sturmey, Laura Seiverling, John Ward-Horner

    Chapter 6
    Communication and Social Skills Assessment
    Jeff Sigafoos, Ralf W. Schlosser, Vanessa A. Green, Mark O’Reilly, Giulio E. Lancioni

    Chapter 7
    Assessment of Independent Living/Adaptive Skills
    Naomi Swiezy, Melissa Stuart, Patricia Korzekwa, Stacie Pozdol

    Chapter 8
    Pharmacology Effects and Side Effects
    Luc Lecavalier, Kenneth Gadow


    Chapter 9
    Challenging Behaviors
    Oliver C. Mudford, Angela M. Arnold-Saritepe, Katrina J. Phillips, Manine Maari Locke, I-Chen Sharon Ho, Sarah Ann Taylor

    Chapter 10
    Ralf W. Schlosser, Jeff Sigafoos

    Chapter 11
    Teaching Adaptive Skills to People with Autism
    Karen Sheridan, Troy Raffield

    Chapter 12
    Comprehensive Treatment Packages for ASD: Perceived vs. Proven Effectiveness
    Raymond G. Romanczyk, Jennifer M. Gillis, Sara White

    Chapter 13
    Luke Y. Tsai

Product details

  • No. of pages: 446
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: March 3, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123736062
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559803

About the Editor

Johnny Matson

Affiliations and Expertise

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

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  • Vanessa P. Mon May 14 2018

    Very informative and organized well.

    Very informative and organized well.