With contributions from 25 top autism experts across more than one disciplines, this student-friendly text gives SLPs a thorough introduction to 12 widely used evidence-based interventions, including
- augmentative and alternative communication strategies
- the Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship Based (DIR®) model
- Enhanced Milieu Teaching
- functional communication training
- joint action routines
- peer mediated make stronger strategies
- Picture Exchange Communication System
- Pivotal Response Remedy
- Social Stories™
- video modeling applications
To help readers find the information they need and compare interventions easily, every chapter clearly lays out key details on every intervention’s theoretical and empirical basis, practical requirements, components, applications for both children and adults, and considerations for children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Brief, illustrative video clips and case studies show the interventions in action, and helpful learning activities prepare SLPs to make sound decisions in scenarios they are likely to encounter in the field.
With this practical, expertly organized textbook, the next day’s SLPs will expertly make a selection and apply interventions that fortify the communication and social skills of people with autism spectrum disorders.
Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders is part of the Communication and Language Intervention Series