Handbook of Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Johnny L. Matson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lauren B. Fishbein, Maura L. Rouse, Noha F. Minshawi, Jill C. Fodstad
    Pages 1-15
  3. Paige E. Cervantes, Johnny L. Matson, Maya Matheis, Claire O. Burns
    Pages 41-58
  4. Claire O. Burns, Esther Hong, Dennis R. Dixon
    Pages 59-66
  5. Robert D. Rieske, Stephanie C. Babbitt, Joe H. Neal, Julie A. Spencer
    Pages 67-84
  6. Karola Dillenburger
    Pages 95-107
  7. Justin B. Leaf, Joseph H. Cihon, Sara M. Weinkauf, Misty L. Oppenheim-Leaf, Mitchell Taubman, Ronald Leaf
    Pages 109-125
  8. Matthew T. Brodhead, Mandy J. Rispoli, Oliver Wendt, Jessica S. Akers, Kristina R. Gerencser, So Yeon Kim
    Pages 127-144
  9. Marc J. Lanovaz, John T. Rapp, Alexie Gendron, Isabelle Préfontaine, Stéphanie Turgeon
    Pages 145-169
  10. Brian D. Greer, Wayne W. Fisher
    Pages 171-190
  11. Rebecca MacDonald, Diana Parry-Cruwys, Pamela Peterson
    Pages 191-208
  12. Keith C. Radley, Roderick D. O’Handley, Christian V. Sabey
    Pages 231-254
  13. Hsu-Min Chiang
    Pages 255-268
  14. Lindsey W. Williams, Hillary H. Bush, Jennifer N. Shafer
    Pages 311-330
  15. Jasper A. Estabillo, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 331-342
  16. Saray Bonete, Clara Molinero
    Pages 343-375
  17. Laurence Lalanne, Luisa Weiner, Gilles Bertschy
    Pages 377-395
  18. Mark J. Garcia, Pamela McPherson, Stuti Y. Patel, Claire O. Burns
    Pages 397-425
  19. Javier Virués-Ortega, Angela Arnold-Saritepe, Catherine Hird, Katrina Phillips
    Pages 427-436
  20. Darlene Magito McLaughlin, Christopher E. Smith
    Pages 437-457
  21. Alan Poling, Kristal Ehrhardt, Anita Li
    Pages 459-476
  22. Rachel L. Goldin, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 477-484
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 485-494

About this book


This handbook provides a comprehensive review of the numerous factors associated with treatments for children, youth, and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It offers in-depth analysis of evidence-based treatments for young children, providing coverage on interventions within social skills training, school curricula, communication and speech training, and augmentative communication. It also covers treatments for adolescents and adults, including vocational programs, social integration programs, and mental health resources. Chapters also review several popular interventions such as functional behavior analysis, sensory integration therapy, early intensive behavioral interventions (EIBI), and floor time. In addition, the Handbook discusses standards of practice, focusing on ethical issues, review boards, training concerns, and informed consent.

Topics featured in the Handbook include:
  • Training for parents of individuals diagnosed with ASD.
  • Treatment of socially reinforced problem behavior.
  • Comorbid challenging behaviors.
  • Post-secondary education supports and programs for adults.
  • The TEACCH Program for people with ASD.
  • Treatment of addiction in adults with ASD.
  • Diet and nutrition based treatments targeted at children with ASD.

The Handbook of Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and social work as well as rehabilitation medicine/therapy, behavioral therapy, pediatrics, and educational psychology.   


ABA licensure and autism treatment ADHD and autism Anxiety and autism Applied Behavior Analysis certification Augmentative communication and autism Behavior therapy and parent training Behavior therapy and staff training Challenging behaviors and autism Depression and autism Early intensive behavioral interventions and ASD Ethics and autism treatments Evidence-based ASD interventions Informed consent and autism IRB standards for ASD treatments Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and ASD OCD and autism Parent-selected ASD treatments Positive behavior supports and autism Social skills training and autism Treatment efficacy and ASD

Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61737-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61738-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-922X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-9238
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