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Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional

  • ID: 1758512
  • Book
  • 446 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.

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

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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
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Matson, Johnny L.
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