Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Recent Advances and Innovations in Assessment, Education, and Intervention

ISBN : 9780199941575

James K. Luiselli
288 ページ
188 x 261 mm

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a relatively new diagnostic label which reflects the variability and differentiation of symptomatology among children and youth commonly described as having autistic disorder, high-functioning autism (HFA), and Asperger's syndrome. Current best practices have emerged from decades of evidence-based research, research-to-practice translation of empirically supported procedures, and consensus-driven recommendations from multiple disciplines. As a result, practitioners have many educational and intervention choices for children and youth with ASD-what is critical is that these options are informed by empirical outcomes that have been replicated in experimental trials (group and single-case) and disseminated to professionals and researchers alike. Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a state-of-the-art volume of 15 chapters across four thematic sections that reflect the current convention of viewing autism along a continuum of presenting symptoms. Skillfully edited by James K. Luiselli, sections cover diagnosis, assessment, and measurement; evidence-based practices; health and development; and additional topics such as mindful caregiving and support, CBT, and behavioral family intervention. Compiling the most up-to-date advances in approaches toward diagnosis, education, treatment, and program development, Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be a valuable resource for professionals and trainees in the ASD field including psychologists, educators, therapists, behavior analysts, and similar practitioners. It is also appropriate for academic researchers and courses devoted to clinical psychology, special education, developmental disabilities, and special topics.


About the Editor
Section I: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Measurement
1. Conducting Diagnostic Screening and Assessment
Johnny L. Matson, Jennifer S. Beighley, Lindsey W. Williams, and Anna C. May,
2. Co-Morbidity Among Children and Youth with ASD
Nicole Neil, Laura Moum, and Peter Sturmey
3. Progress and Outcome Measurement
Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, Jonathan Baker, and Leigh Grannan
Section II: Evidence-Based Practices
4. Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI): Current Status and Future Directions
Linda A. LeBlanc, Natalie A. Parks, and Nicole M. Hanney
5. Computer-Based Instruction
Jeff Sigafoos, Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss, Debora Kagohara, Robert C. Pennington, Giulio E. Lancioni, and Mark F. O'Reilly
6. Naturalistic Approaches to Social Skills Training and Development
Mark F. O'Reilly, Audrey Sorrells, Summer Gainey, Jeff Sigafoos, Giulio E. Lancioni, Russell Lang, Mandy Risploi, and Tonya Davis
7. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Ralf W. Schlosser, Jeff Sigafoos, Howard Shane, Rajinder Koul, and Parimala Raghavendra
8. Self-Management and Self-Regulation
Mark R. Dixon and Autumn N. McKeel
9. Pivotal Response Treatment
Lynn Kern Koegel, Brittany Lynn Koegel, Robert L. Koegel, and Ty Vernon
10. Evaluating and Improving Intervention Integrity
Florence D. DiGennaro Reed and Derek D. Reed
Section III: Health and Development
11. Food Selectivity and Refusal
Charles S. Gulotta and Peter A. Girolami
12. Sleep Problems
V. Mark Durand
13. Exercise, Physical Activity, and Sports
James K. Luiselli
Section IV: Additional Topics
14. Mindful Caregiving and Support
Nirbhay N. Singh, Giulio E. Lancioni, Alan S. W. Winton, Judy Singh, Ashvind N. A. Singh, and Angela D. A. Singh
15. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Robert R. Selles, Danielle Ung, Josh Nadeau, and Eric A. Storch
16. Behavioral Family Intervention
Adel C. Najdowski and Evelyn R. Gould
17. Commentary: Conclusions and Future Directions
James K. Luiselli


James K. Luiselli, EdD, ABPP, BCBA-D, is a clinical psychologist and Senior Vice President of Applied Research, Clinical Training, and Peer Review at May Institute, Randolph, MA. Dr. Luiselli also serves as Director of Training for the institute's Predoctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs in Clinical Psychology.