Autism Spectrum Disorders Interventions and Treatments for Children and Youth

ISBN-10: 1412906032
ISBN-13: 9781412906036
Edition: 2005
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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.

Sonja R. de Boer, Ph.D., B.C.B.A., is a behavior analyst and educational consultant for early intervention services for children with autism spectrum disorders. She trains educators and parents to provide intervention and oversees the implementation of education and inclusion programs within schools. Sonja de Boer presents regularly at national conferences and provides trainings at schools across the nation.

Josefa Ben-Arieh earned an undergraduate degree in English language and linguistics from Ben-Gurion University, Israel, in 1978. In 1998 she earned an MSEd from the University of Kansas in special education and a PhD in 2003. Her area of expertise is autism and behavior disorders.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
About the Authors
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)
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)
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)
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
Other Treatments and Interventions
Art Therapy
Music Therapy
Index

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