Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Russell Lang
  • Terry B. Hancock
  • Nirbhay N. Singh

Part of the Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health book series (EBPBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Russell Lang, Terry B. Hancock, Nirbhay N. Singh
    Pages 1-14
  3. Sarah Kuriakose, Rebecca Shalev
    Pages 15-46
  4. Dorothea C. Lerman, Amber L. Valentino, Linda A. LeBlanc
    Pages 47-83
  5. Lynn Kern Koegel, Kristen Ashbaugh, Robert L. Koegel
    Pages 85-112
  6. Meagan R. Talbott, Annette Estes, Cynthia Zierhut, Geraldine Dawson, Sally J. Rogers
    Pages 113-149
  7. Nienke C. Peters-Scheffer, Bibi Huskens, Robert Didden, Larah van der Meer
    Pages 151-175
  8. Terry B. Hancock, Katherine Ledbetter-Cho, Alexandria Howell, Russell Lang
    Pages 177-218
  9. Traci Ruppert, Wendy Machalicek, Sarah G. Hansen, Tracy Raulston, Rebecca Frantz
    Pages 219-256
  10. Jason C. Travers, Kevin Ayers, Richard L. Simpson, Stephen Crutchfield
    Pages 257-293
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 295-301

About this book


This book examines early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) programs for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It analyzes current research on early intervention (EI) and explains the importance of accurate, timely detection of ASD in facilitating the use of EI. Chapters address five widely researched EIBI approaches: Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Training, the Early Start Denver Model, Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching, and Enhanced Milieu Teaching. This in-depth study of current EIBI approaches offers a rigorous guide to earlier and more intensive interventions for children with ASD, leading to greater autonomy and improved later life outcomes for individuals.

Featured topics include:

  • Parent-implemented interventions and related issues.
  • Evaluations of controversial interventions used with children with ASD.
  • Factors contributing to rising ASD prevalence.
  • Obstacles to obtaining accurate ASD diagnosis in young children.
Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in developmental, clinical child, and school psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, public health, educational policy and politics, and related psychology and behavioral health fields.


ASD prevalence and early intervention Applied Behavioral Analysis and ASD DSM-V and early intervention for ASD DTT and autism spectrum disorder Discrete Trial Training and ASD EI for children with ASD EMT and autism spectrum disorder ESDM and autism spectrum disorder Early Start Denver Model and ASD Early intervention and autism spectrum disorder Enhanced Milieu Teaching and ASD Ethical issues of early intervention Eye tracking and EI for autism spectrum disorder Motivation and ASD treatment for young children PMT and early intervention for ASD PRT and autism spectrum disorder Parent training and early intervention Parent-implemented EI Pivotal Response Training and ASD Prelinguistic Mileu Teaching and ASD

Editors and affiliations

  • Russell Lang
    • 1
  • Terry B. Hancock
    • 2
  • Nirbhay N. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Texas State University Clinic for AutismSan MarcosUSA
  2. 2.Texas State University Clinic for AutismSan MarcosUSA
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry and Health BehaMedical College of Georgia, Augusta UnivAugustaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30923-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30925-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-6013
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-6021
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