ISBN 9788178299129,Autism Spectrum Disorders : Interventions and Treatments for Children and Youth

Autism Spectrum Disorders : Interventions and Treatments for Children and Youth



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788178299129

ISBN-10 8178299127


Number of Pages 260 Pages
Language (English)


Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) present a perplexing challenge for parents and school professionals. Literally dozens of interventions and treatments are available, so how does one know which intervention strategy works best for any given child or situation? This essential new resource, Autism Spectrum Disorders, was developed to respond directly to the extraordinary difficulty school professionals and families face in selecting and applying appropriate, effective interventions and treatments for the children in their care. The information is presented in a straightforward and simple format, practical for finding clear answers to complex questions. For easy access, the book is organized into the following five intervention categories: Interpersonal Relationships, Skill-Based Treatment Programs, Cognitive Methods,Physiological/Biological/Neurological Approaches, and Other Treatments and Interventions. Each category contains several detailed reviews, including: - A description of the intervention or treatment - Reported benefits and effects associated with its use - A synthesis of how the outcomes relate to individuals with ASD - A discussion of who is best qualified to implement the intervention, including when and where - Potential costs and risks Comprehensive in scope, this resource briefly evaluates over 40 commonly used and purported interventions and treatments for individuals with ASD, as well as detailed evaluations of their utility and efficiency. It will assist readers in critically evaluating and choosing those methods that have the highest probability of yielding benefits for this special population. Table of Contents Introduction Interpersonal Relationship Interventions and Treatments Skill-Based Interventions and Treatments Cognitive Interventions and Treatments Physiological/Biological/Neurological Interventions and Treatments Other Interventions, Treatments, and Related Agents Index