Evidence-Based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism

  • Brian Reichow
  • Peter Doehring
  • Domenic V. Cicchetti
  • Fred R. Volkmar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

  3. Treatment Reviews

  4. Research to Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Katherine D. Tsatsanis, Celine Saulnier, Sara S. Sparrow, Domenic V. Cicchetti
      Pages 297-308
    3. Ruth Blennerhassett Eren, Pamela Owen Brucker
      Pages 309-341
    4. Peter Doehring, Vincent Winterling
      Pages 343-363
    5. Fred R. Volkmar, Brian Reichow, Peter Doehring
      Pages 365-391
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 393-408

About this book


Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have been increasingly diagnosed in recent years and carries with it far reaching social and financial implications. With this in mind, educators, physicians, and parents are searching for the best practices and most effective treatments. But because the symptoms of ASDs span multiple domains (e.g., communication and language, social, behavioral), successfully meeting the needs of a child with autism can be quite challenging.

Evidence-Based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism offers an insightful and balanced perspective on topics ranging from the historical underpinnings of autism treatment to the use of psychopharmacology and the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). An evaluation methodology is also offered to reduce the risks and inconsistencies associated with the varying definitions of key autism terminology. This commitment to clearly addressing the complex issues associated with ASDs continues throughout the volume and provides opportunities for further research.

Additional issues addressed include:

  • Behavioral excesses and deficits treatment
  • Communication treatment
  • Social awareness and social skills treatment
  • Dietary, complementary, and alternative treatments
  • Implementation of EBPs in school settings
  • Interventions for sensory dysfunction

With its holistic and accessible approach, Evidence-Based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism is a vital resource for school psychologists and special education professionals as well as allied mental health professionals, including clinical child and developmental psychologists, psychiatrist, pediatricians, primary care and community providers.


ASD Adaptive Behaviors Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication Developmental Disabilities Evidence-based Practice Evidence-based Treatment IDEA Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act Intellectual Disabilities NCLB Neuropsychological Disorders No Child Left Behind Pharmacological Treatments Problem Behaviors Social Awareness Social Skills

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Reichow
    • 1
  • Peter Doehring
    • 2
  • Domenic V. Cicchetti
    • 3
  • Fred R. Volkmar
    • 4
  1. 1.Yale Child Study CenterNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Center for Autism ResearchThe Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Yale Child Study CenterNew HavenUSA
  4. 4.Yale Child Study CenterNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6973-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6975-0
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