Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment

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Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment is a comprehensive volume of key topics in behavior analysis for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Consisting of 17 chapters by noted experts in clinical research, this book is an authoritative resource in helping students and clinicians understand and apply behavior analysis to a wide variety of ASD-related issues. The first section, Theory and Conceptual Issues, provides behavioral conceptualizations of key issues and careful analyses of relevant learning processes. Specific topics include behavioral theories of autism, behavior analytic language and interventions for autism, verbal behavior, cumulative-hierarchical learning and behavioral cusps, joint attention, and complex social behavior. The second section, Clinical Practice Issues, contains in-depth description of key clinical practice topics, including Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, continuum-based education and treatment models, prevention and treatment of severe problem behavior, interventions for adolescents and adults with ASD, psychopharmacology and behavior analysis, Precision Teaching, and Direct Instruction.

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Erik Mayville, PhD., BCBA., earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, developmental disabilities emphasis, from Louisiana State University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship in Applied Behavior Analysis and developmental disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He is currently the clinical director of the Institute for Educational Planning, a program of the Connecticut Center for Child Development in Milford, CT, and serves on the editorial boards of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Behavior Analysis in Practice. James A. Mulick, PhD, earned his PhD at the University of Vermont in 1975; and completed postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is currently a full professor at the Ohio State University jointly in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Psychology, and has been president of Division 33 (Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities) of the American Psychological Association.

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