Handbook of Parent-Implemented Interventions for Very Young Children with Autism

  • Michael Siller
  • Lindee Morgan

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Supporting Families of Infants at High-Risk for Autism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Linda R. Watson, Sallie W. Nowell, Elizabeth R. Crais, Grace T. Baranek, Linn Wakeford, Lauren Turner-Brown
      Pages 25-43
    3. Jessica Brian, Susan E. Bryson, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Susan Cosgrove, Wendy Roberts
      Pages 45-57
  3. Supporting Families with Diverse Parenting Practices, Cognitions, and Emotions

  4. Principles of Family-Centered Practice

  5. Engaging Parents as Partners: Approaches and Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Laurie A. Vismara, Sally J. Rogers
      Pages 191-208
    3. Catherine Aldred, Carol Taylor, Ming Wai Wan, Jonathan Green
      Pages 221-239
    4. Susan L. Hepburn, Elizabeth M. Griffith
      Pages 241-252
    5. Jennifer Harrison Elder
      Pages 253-260
    6. Carolyn Webster-Stratton, Sarah Dababnah, Erin Olson
      Pages 261-282
    7. Samuel Fernandez-Carriba, Jessica Bradshaw
      Pages 283-298
  6. Comprehensive Parent-Implemented Models for Young Children with Autism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Kara Hume, Lauren Turner-Brown
      Pages 321-337
    3. Rebecca J. Landa, Jennifer Pannone Sharpless
      Pages 339-356
  7. Supporting Families of Children with Autism Around the Globe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Rachel Brezis
      Pages 359-383
    3. Li-Ching Lee, Aubyn C. Stahmer, Chin-Chin Wu, Peng-Chou Tsai, Chung-Hsin Chiang
      Pages 385-391
    4. Atif Rahman, Syed Usman Hamdani
      Pages 393-402
  8. Scaling-Up Evidence-Based Practices: Parent-Implemented Interventions in the Community

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 483-495

About this book


This handbook offers practical strategies and evidence-based parent-implemented interventions for very young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It explores this important subject within the context of rapidly increasing numbers of toddlers who are diagnosed with ASD during the second year of life. The handbook discusses how parents of young children with ASD can effectively be supported, taught, and coached to implement evidence-based parenting strategies and intervention techniques, and describes a broad range of developmentally appropriate programs at the family, community, and service delivery levels. In addition, the handbook examines individual differences in parenting cognitions, emotions, and practices and proposes strategies for supporting the varying capacities of diverse families to meet the needs of young children with ASD. Chapters provide diverse coverage, spanning cultural/socio-economic differences as well as differences in family structure; parenting cognitions, emotions, and practices; parental learning styles; and access to social support. 

Featured topics include: 
  • Supporting families of high-risk infants who have an older sibling with ASD.
  • The use of video feedback strategies in parent-mediated early ASD intervention. 
  • The Incredible Years (IY) Parent Program for preschool children with ASD and language delays. 
  • Self-help for parents of children with ASD. 
  • The Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers (FITT) support model. 
  • Parent-implemented interventions for underserved families in Taiwan.  
  • Family and provider-based interventions in South Asia. 
The Handbook of Parent-Implemented Interventions for Very Young Children with Autism is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, family studies, behavioral therapy, and social work as well as rehabilitation medicine/therapy, child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, and special education/educational psychology.


ASD performance-based feedback Autism spectrum disorder and parents Coaching for parent-implemented ASD treatments Developmental intervention and autism Early intervention for ASD Emotion regulation in toddlers with autism Extended families and ASD interventions Family risk factors and autism Family routines and toddlers with autism Father involvement in ASD treatments Group-based approaches to parent ASD education Marital transitions and autism Modeling for parent-implemented ASD treatments Parent-mediated interventions and autism Parental social networks and ASD interventions Parenting cognitions and practices and autism Poverty and autism Rural communities and parent-implemented ASD interventions Siblings and autism Unemployment and autism

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Siller
    • 1
  • Lindee Morgan
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of PediatricsEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of PediatricsEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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