Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research, Policy, and Practice

  • Jonathan Tarbox
  • Dennis R. Dixon
  • Peter Sturmey
  • Johnny L. Matson

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Diagnosis and Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. Andrew Adler, Noha F. Minshawi, Craig A. Erickson
      Pages 3-19
    3. Brian Reichow, Daniel Campbell, Fred R. Volkmar
      Pages 21-38
    4. Joyce Suh, Deborah Fein
      Pages 39-63
    5. Raphael Bernier
      Pages 65-86
    6. Megan Sipes, Johnny L. Matson
      Pages 87-103
    7. Patrick M. Ghezzi, Jennifer A. Bonow, Janice K. Doney
      Pages 105-116
    8. Lisa M. Negri, Lia L Castorina
      Pages 117-137
  3. Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Alan Poling, Timothy L. Edwards
      Pages 141-164
    3. Julie Kornack, Angela Persicke, Paige Cervantes, Jina Jang, Dennis Dixon
      Pages 165-178
    4. Adel C. Najdowski, Evelyn R. Gould, Taira M. Lanagan, Michele R. Bishop
      Pages 179-204
    5. Iser G. DeLeon, Richard B. Graff, Michelle A. Frank-Crawford, Griffin W. Rooker, Christopher E. Bullock
      Pages 205-228
    6. Svein Eikeseth, Dean P. Smith, Lars Klintwall
      Pages 229-253
    7. Sarah Dufek, Laura Schreibman
      Pages 255-269
    8. Patricia J. Krantz, Lynn E. McClannahan
      Pages 271-292
    9. Kara Hume, Connie Wong, Joshua Plavnick, Tia Schultz
      Pages 293-313
    10. Danielle L. LaFrance, Caio F. Miguel
      Pages 315-340
    11. Melaura Erickson Tomaino, Catherine A. Miltenberger, Marjorie H. Charlop
      Pages 341-353
    12. Jonathan Tarbox, Adel C. Najdowski
      Pages 355-371
    13. Bridget A. Taylor, Jaime A. DeQuinzio, Jaime Stine
      Pages 373-392
    14. Amy Lee Wagner, Katherine S. Wallace, Sally J. Rogers
      Pages 393-427
    15. Doreen Granpeesheh, Jonathan Tarbox, Angela Persicke
      Pages 429-445
    16. Phil Reed, Lisa A. Osborne
      Pages 447-485
    17. Julie A. Worley, Jill C. Fodstad, Daniene Neal
      Pages 487-509
    18. Wendy Machalicek, Robert Didden, Russell Lang, Vanessa Green, Jenna Lequia, Jeff Sigafoos et al.
      Pages 511-532
    19. Paul S. Carbone, Ann M. Reynolds, Lynne M. Kerr
      Pages 533-562
    20. John Huete, Jonathan Schmidt, Carmen López-Arvizu
      Pages 563-590
    21. Luc Lecavalier, Aaron J. Kaat, Elizabeth A. Stratis
      Pages 591-612
    22. Rebecca C. Shaffer, Noha F. Minshawi
      Pages 613-636
    23. Kyong-Mee Chung, Jina Jang, Hilary L. Adams
      Pages 637-650
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 651-653

About this book


Current rates of autism diagnoses have been cause for concern and research as well as rumor and misinformation. Important questions surround the condition: how early can an accurate diagnosis be made? At what age should intervention start? How can parents recognize warning signs? And what causes autism in the first place?

There are no easy answers, but the Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders gives researchers, practitioners, and academics the science and guidance to better understand and intervene. Background chapters survey the history of professional understanding of the disorders and the ongoing debate over autism as a single entity or a continuum. Chapters on best methods in screening, assessment, and diagnosis reflect the transition between the DSM-V and older diagnostic criteria. And at the heart of the book, the intervention section ranges from evidence-based strategies for developing core skills to ethical concerns, cultural considerations, and controversial treatments.

Included in the Handbook's broad-based coverage:

  • Designing curriculum programs for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
  • Mainstream education for children with ASD.
  • Teaching independent living skills to children with ASD.
  • Social skills and play.
  • Behavioral and mental health disorders in children with ASD.
  • Training and supporting caregivers in evidence-based practices.
  • Teaching cognitive skills to children with ASD.

The Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a comprehensive reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and other scientist-practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation, special education, and pediatric medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Tarbox
    • 1
  • Dennis R. Dixon
    • 2
  • Peter Sturmey
    • 3
  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Autism and Related DisordersTarzanaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Autism and Related DisordersTarzanaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyQueens College City University of New YorkFlushingUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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