Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interventions and Treatments for Children and Youth

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9781412906029: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interventions and Treatments for Children and Youth

 

How can you best help children with autism reach their full potential?

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) present a perplexing challenge for parents and school professionals. This essential resource was developed to respond directly to the difficulty school professionals and families face in selecting and applying appropriate interventions and treatments for the children in their care. The information is presented in a straightforward format, practical for finding answers to complex questions, and includes:

  • 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
  • Potential costs and risks

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About the Author:

Richard L. Simpson is Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. He has also served as director of special education programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center and chair of the Special Education Department at the University of Kansas. He has worked as a special education teacher, school psy-chologist, and clinical psychologist. He has also served as senior editor of the professional journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. The author of numerous books and articles on autism spectrum disorders, Dr. Simpson was the 2002 recipient of the International Council for Exceptional Children Research Award and the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders Outstanding Professional Leadership Award.

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"Autism Spectrum Disorders presents the best validation criteria we currently have to offer children with ASD, and provides a blueprint for future work in this area. A long overdue wake-up call to the field, and one that is highly recommended." (Gary Sasso, Chairperson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction)

"This excellent compendium will prove invaluable for anyone who wants to identify and evaluate commonly used treatments and interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders." (Juane Heflin, Associate Professor)

"...the authors of the volume under review are to be commended for their efforts and for the resulting product.  Simpson and colleagues have produced a resource that parents and professionals can consult with the confidence that the evaluations and judgments of the interventions are generally fair and reflect the scientific evidence available to date...the book fills an important need and can serve as a model and stimulus for similar work in the future." (Donald P. Oswald PsycCRITIQUES 2005-07-13)

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