Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Johnny L. Matson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Johnny L. Matson, Daniene Neal
    Pages 1-13
  3. Joel E. Ringdahl, Todd Kopelman, Terry S. Falcomata
    Pages 15-32
  4. Frederick Furniss
    Pages 33-66
  5. Dennis R. Dixon, Mark J Garcia, Doreen Granpeesheh, Jonathan Tarbox
    Pages 83-108
  6. Jeff Sigafoos, Mark F. O’Reilly, Giulio E. Lancioni
    Pages 109-127
  7. Mary Jane Weiss, Robert H. LaRue, Andrea Newcomer
    Pages 129-144
  8. Jeffrey H. Tiger, Karen A. Toussaint, Megan L. Kliebert
    Pages 145-155
  9. Timothy R. Vollmer, Kimberly N. Sloman, Andrew L. Samaha
    Pages 157-173
  10. James K. Luiselli
    Pages 175-187
  11. Noha F. Minshawi, Iryna Ashby, Naomi Swiezy
    Pages 189-206
  12. Angela M. Arnold-Saritepe, Katrina J. Phillips, Oliver C. Mudford, Kelly Ann De Rozario, Sarah Ann Taylor
    Pages 207-224
  13. Linda A. LeBlanc, Nicole Gravina, James E. Carr
    Pages 225-235
  14. Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Laurie Vismara, Amy Drahota, Aubyn Stahmer, Daniel Openden
    Pages 237-257
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 259-270

About this book


Autism was once thought of as a rare condition, until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network released the statistic that about 1 in every 150 eight-year-old children in various areas across the United States is afflicted by an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. This news led to a dramatic expansion of research into autism spectrum disorders and to the emergence of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as the preferred method of treatment, even among prescribing practitioners.

Applied Behavioral Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ably synthesizes research data and trends with best-practice interventions into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource. Within its chapters, leading experts review current ABA literature in depth; identify interventions most relevant to children across the autism spectrum; and discuss potential developments in these core areas:

  • Assessment methods, from functional assessment to single case research designs.
  • Treatment methods, including reinforcement, replacement behaviors, and other effective strategies.
  • The role of the differential diagnosis in ABA treatment planning.
  • Specific deficit areas: communication, social skills, stereotypies/rituals.
  • Target behaviors, such as self-injury, aggression, adaptive and self-help problems.
  • ASD-related training concerns, including maintenance and transition issues, and parent training programs.

This volume is a vital resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in clinical child and school psychology as well as the related fields of education and mental health.


ABA ASD Adaptive skills Aggression Applied behavior analysis Assessment Autism Autism spectrum disorders Communication Differential diagnosis Evidence-based practices Maintenance Noncompliance Treatment intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0087-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0088-3
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