Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Translating Science into Practice

  • Sam Goldstein
  • Jack A Naglieri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Foundation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew Livanis, Samantha Benvenuto, Ayla Mertturk, Craig A. Hanthorn
      Pages 19-37
    3. Jack A. Naglieri, Sam Goldstein
      Pages 39-55
  3. Comprehensive and Related Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Dana Princiotta, Sam Goldstein
      Pages 59-73
    3. Emily Rubin, Barry M. Prizant, Amy C. Laurent, Amy M. Wetherby
      Pages 107-127
  4. Strategic Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Laura Guli, Elizabeth Portman Minne
      Pages 155-168
    3. Katherine Walton, Allison Wainer, Natalie Berger, Brooke Ingersoll
      Pages 197-216
    4. Sara Whitcomb, Verity L. Rodrigues, Kenneth W. Merrell
      Pages 217-232
    5. Robert Reid, Linda Mason, Kristie Asaro-Saddler
      Pages 257-281
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 351-354

About this book


Children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders at a staggering rate—as many as one in 110, according to some studies. To this sobering statistic add the familiar figures of the toddler disengaged from his peers, the middle schooler shunned in the lunchroom, and the adult struggling with social cues on the job, and professionals are faced with a mounting challenge: to assist and support young people with these disorders to ensure their successful transition to adolescence and adulthood.

The first volume dedicated solely to its topic, Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders provides a comprehensive overview of programs currently in use. Contributors explore programs focusing on long-term outcomes, home- and classroom-based strategies, resilience training for parents, and pharmacological management of symptoms. Background chapters review issues in reliability and validity of interventions and evaluating treatment effectiveness. And an especially cogent chapter discusses the centrality of treatment integrity to best practice. Comprehensive programs and targeted interventions covered include:

  • The Early Start Denver Model for young children.
  • The TEACCH program for children, adults, and families.
  • The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and CARD eLearning.
  • PROGress: a program for remediating and expanding social skills.
  • Evidence-based strategies for repetitive behaviors and sensory issues.
  • Self-regulation strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders is an essential resource for researchers, professionals/practitioners, and clinicians in a wide array of fields, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; education; rehabilitation medicine/therapy; social work; and pediatrics.


ASD Adults Assessment Autism spectrum disorders Classrooms Educational settings Eric Schopler Intervention Language PROGRESS Program for Remediating and Expanding Social Skills Resilience SCERTS Self-regulation Sensory sensitivities Social emotional reciprocity Socialization Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research TEAACH

Editors and affiliations

  • Sam Goldstein
    • 1
  • Jack A Naglieri
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurology, Learning and Behavior CenterSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.University of VirginiaCentrevilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5300-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5301-7
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