Treatment of Core Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Matthew T. Brodhead
  • Mandy J. Rispoli
  • Oliver Wendt
  • Jessica S. Akers
  • Kristina R. Gerencser
  • So Yeon Kim
Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by social and communication deficits and repetitive behaviors. This chapter discusses the core symptoms of ASD as well as how they are grouped and prioritized for treatment. Also included is a discussion of strategies that target these core symptoms.


ASD core symptoms Behavioral interventions Treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew T. Brodhead
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mandy J. Rispoli
    • 1
  • Oliver Wendt
    • 1
  • Jessica S. Akers
    • 3
  • Kristina R. Gerencser
    • 4
  • So Yeon Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational StudiesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State University, East LansingMichiganUSA
  3. 3.University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  4. 4.Utah State UniversityLoganUSA

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