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Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders : Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional - Johnny Matson

Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional

Hardcover Published: 17th March 2008
ISBN: 9780123736062
Number Of Pages: 446

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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 asssessment and treatment

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Introduction 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 Assessment 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 Interventions 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 Communication 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 Pharmacotherapy Luke Y. Tsai

Prefacep. XIII
Contributorsp. XV
Assessment and Intervention in Autism: An Historical Perspective
Introductionp. 3
Autism and Asperger's Disorder: Historical Aspectsp. 4
The Historical Development of Standard Diagnostic Criteriap. 8
Historical Aspects of Assessing ASDsp. 10
Autism Treatmentp. 15
Conclusionp. 24
Referencesp. 24
Evidence-Based Practice for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Introductionp. 33
Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overviewp. 34
Guidelines for Consumers of Treatments for Individuals with Autismp. 35
Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 40
Conclusion: Non-Behavioral Treatmentsp. 53
Summary and Future Directionsp. 53
Referencesp. 57
Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Lifespan Perspective
Introductionp. 65
Lifespan Theoriesp. 66
Outcomes Across the Lifespanp. 67
Adolescencep. 68
Adulthood: Transition Planningp. 74
Adulthood: Ongoing Functional Supportsp. 75
Conclusions and Areas for Future Researchp. 80
Referencesp. 81
Differential Diagnosis
Introductionp. 91
Etiologyp. 92
Geneticp. 92
Neurobiologicalp. 93
Immunologicalp. 93
Perinatalp. 94
MMR Vaccinationsp. 95
Summaryp. 95
Prevalence and Incidencep. 95
Lifespan Developmentp. 96
Differential Diagnoses within the Spectrump. 97
Comorbid Psychopathology and Differential Diagnosesp. 99
Intellectual Disabilitiesp. 100
Language Disordersp. 101
Sleep Problemsp. 101
Feeding Problemsp. 102
Elimination Disordersp. 103
Tics and Tourette's Syndromep. 103
Anxiety Disordersp. 104
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 106
Summaryp. 109
Autism Spectrum Disorders Assessment Measuresp. 109
Conclusionsp. 118
Referencesp. 119
Assessment of Challenging Behaviors in People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Introductionp. 131
Functions of Assessmentp. 134
Assessment of Topographyp. 136
Assessment of Functionp. 138
Aggression, Tantrums, and Related Behaviorp. 140
Restrictive Intervention Procedures and Assessmentp. 145
Stereotypyp. 147
Eating Problemsp. 149
Psychiatric Disorders and Challenging Behaviorsp. 154
Conclusions and Practitioner Recommendationsp. 156
Referencesp. 156
Communication and Social Skills Assessment
Introductionp. 165
Defining Communication and Social Skillsp. 168
Theoretical Conceptualizations of Communication and Social Skillsp. 172
Classifying Communication and Social Skillsp. 175
Purposes of Assessmentp. 176
Assessment Proceduresp. 181
Reliability and Validityp. 186
Summary and Conclusionp. 188
Referencesp. 188
Assessment of Independent Living/Adaptive Skills
Introductionp. 193
Home-Based or Parent/Caregiver-Report Assessmentsp. 197
School-Based or Teacher-Report Assessmentsp. 202
Clinic-Based or Clinician-Report Assessmentsp. 207
Self-Report Assessmentsp. 211
Summary and Conclusionsp. 212
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Referencesp. 215
Pharmacology Effects and Side Effects
Introductionp. 221
General Considerationsp. 222
Behavioral and Emotional Problems in People with ASDp. 231
Dimensional Rating Scalesp. 232
Prevalence of Drug Therapyp. 235
Measures of Therapeutic Improvementp. 237
Measures of Adverse Eventsp. 248
Summaryp. 251
Referencesp. 252
Side Effects Review Form Used in Risperidone Study (RUPP, 2005)p. 260
Side Effects Review Form Used in Methylphenidate Study (RUPP, 2002)p. 262
Challenging Behaviors
Introductionp. 267
What is Challenging Behavior?p. 268
Prevalence of Challenging Behaviors in Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)p. 268
Chronicity of Challenging Behaviors and Effects on Carersp. 270
Approaches to Interventionp. 271
Functional Assessment Methodsp. 274
Behavioral Interventions Selected by Maintaining Functionp. 276
Challenging Behavior Maintained by Positive Reinforcementp. 278
Challenging Behavior Maintained by Negative Reinforcementp. 281
Challenging Behavior Maintained by Automatic Reinforcementp. 284
Concluding Summary and Recommendationsp. 289
Referencesp. 291
Communication Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Introductionp. 299
Methodsp. 300
Speech-Based Interventionsp. 301
Milieu-Based Interventionsp. 303
Communication Partner Interventionsp. 304
Social Interaction Interventionsp. 304
AAC Interventionsp. 306
Introducing Speech Generating Devicesp. 309
Introducing Non-Electronic Selection-Based Systems with Graphic Symbolsp. 310
Teaching Manual Signs and Gesturesp. 311
Functional Communication Trainingp. 314
Summaryp. 319
Referencesp. 320
Teaching Adaptive Skills to People with Autism
Introductionp. 327
Applied Behavior Analysisp. 328
Task Analysisp. 329
Visually Cued Instructionp. 330
Modelingp. 331
Natural, Simulated, or Virtual Environmentsp. 332
Constant Time Delay (CTD)p. 334
Self-Managementp. 334
Vocational Skillsp. 335
Domestic Skillsp. 336
Self-Carep. 338
Community Skillsp. 340
Leisure Skillsp. 343
Methodological Issuesp. 344
Future Directionsp. 344
Conclusionp. 345
Referencesp. 346
Comprehensive Treatment Packages for ASD: Perceived vs Proven Effectiveness
Introductionp. 351
Model Programs Approachp. 352
Evidenced-Based Treatmentp. 353
Best Practice Guidelinesp. 354
Comprehensive Treatment Packagesp. 354
Survey of Status of Intervention Types and Research Supportp. 355
Consumer Perspectivep. 362
Review of Important Family Factors in Comprehensive Treatmentp. 373
Recommendationsp. 376
Referencesp. 377
Introductionp. 383
Rationales for Pharmacotherapy in ASDp. 384
Importance of Learning about Pharmacotherapy in ASDp. 388
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapyp. 389
Review of Relevant Pharmacotherapy in ASDp. 390
Perform a Complete Functional Behavior Analysis Prior to Pharmacotherapyp. 400
Baseline Medical Assessmentp. 401
Pharmacotherapy Should Be Carried Out by a Teamp. 404
Monitoring of Pharmacotherapy Effectsp. 404
Recogniting Adverse or Side Effects Caused by Pharmacotherapyp. 405
Prevention of Development of Side Effectsp. 406
Clinical Indications for Pharmacotherapy in ASDp. 408
Getting Medical Information Onlinep. 411
Summaryp. 411
Referencesp. 413
Indexp. 419
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ISBN: 9780123736062
ISBN-10: 0123736064
Series: Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 446
Published: 17th March 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1