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The Educator's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
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The Educator's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Interventions and Treatments

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February 2023 | 376 pages | Corwin

Identify the intervention that is the best fit and implement with confidence

Whatever your role—general or special education teacher, school counselor, therapist, behavior analyst, administrator—you undoubtedly interact with learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and are committed to helping them succeed and thrive.

This easy-to-use, accessible guide summarizes more than 75 interventions and rates each based on the most recent evidence of effectiveness and safety.

Features include:

  • Treatments that address skills in a comprehensive variety of domains organized into 11 categories, including behavioral interventions, visual supports, social and emotional skills training, physiological interventions, and interventions with the potential for causing harm
  • An evidence-based five-point scale that clearly rates each intervention’s effectiveness with specific learners
  • Guidance for working with colleagues and families to choose and implement the most promising treatments

Written by educators with decades of experience and expertise in a variety of settings, many who are also Board-Certified Behavior Analysts, this comprehensive guide is an indispensable resource for all those who serve students with ASD.


 
Behavioral Interventions
Antecedent Based Interventions

Sonja de Boer
Discrete Trial Teaching

Sonja de Boer
Errorless Learning

Sonja de Boer
Task Analysis

Sonja de Boer
Prompting

Amy Clausen
Time Delay

Sonja de Boer
Behavioral Momentum

Sonja de Boer
Response Interruption and Redirection

Sabrina Mitchell
Reinforcement

Sonja de Boer
Differential Reinforcement

Leslie Bross
Modeling

Sonja de Boer
Functional Behavioral Assessment

Sonja de Boer
Functional Communication Training

Sonja de Boer
Extinction

Sonja de Boer
Punishment

Sonja de Boer
UCLA Young Autism Project (Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention)

Leslie Bross
Early Start Denver Model(Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention)

Kaye Otten
Learning Experiences: An Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Parents (LEAP) (Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention)

Kaye Otten
Ziggurat/Comprehensive Autism Planning System

Katie McDermott
 
Visual Supports
Schedules

Leslie Bross
Independent Work Systems

Leslie Bross
Scripting

Leslie Bross
Power Cards

Leslie Bross
 
Language Training
Verbal Behavior Intervention

Janet Enriquez; Monique Pinczynski
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

J Ganz
Aided Language Modeling

Theresa Earles-Vollrath
Assisted Technology

Theresa Earles-Vollrath
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS))

Janet Enriquez; Monique Pinczynski
 
Social, Emotional and/or Behavioral Skills Training
Behavioral Skills Training

Kaye Otten
Teaching Interaction Procedure

Kaye Otten
Cool Versus Not Cool

Theresa Earles-Vollrath
Video Modeling

Leslie Bross
Theory of mind training

Kaye Otten
Cartooning

Kaye Otten
Social Decision-Making Strategies

Kaye Otten
Social Narratives/ Story-based Intervention

Kaye Otten
The Program for Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS®)

Melanie Harms
Self-Management

Stephen Crutchfield
Mindfulness

Stephen Crutchfield
The Coping Cat Program

Theresa Earles-Vollrath
Social Thinking

Sonja de Boer
Zones of Regulation

Matthew Klein
The Incredible Five Point Scale

Amy Clausen
FaceSay®

Theresa Earles-Vollrath
Mindreading

Theresa Earles-Vollrath
 
Natural Developmental Behavioral Interventions
Incidental Teaching

Kaye Otten; Mary Beth Patry
Imitation Based Interventions

Kaye Otten; Mary Beth Patry
Mileau Teaching

Kaye Otten; Mary Beth Patry
Joint Attention Interventions

Kaye Otten
Pivotal Response Interventions

Kaye Otten
 
Developmental Relationship-Based Interventions
Responsive Teaching

Kaye Otten
DIRFloor Time®

Kaye Otten
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)

Kaye Otten
 
Relational Frame Theory Based Interventions
Stimulus Equivalence Instruction (SEI)

Trudy Georgio
Matrix Training

Trudy Georgio
Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK)

Trudy; Georgio Lindsey Loflin
Acceptance and Commitment Training

Sabrina Mitchell; Trudy Georgio
 
Miscellaneous Interventions
Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention

Ashley Anderson; Paula Williams
Parent Implemented Interventions

Ashley Anderson; Paula Williams
Music Mediated Intervention

Melanie Harms
Music Intensity

Melanie Harms
Animal Assisted Intervention

Lisa Robbins
Art Therapy

Lane Maxcy
Outdoor Adventure

Lane Maxcy
Toilet Training

Lisa Robbins
SENSE Theatre Intervention

Lane Maxcy
Exercise and Movement

Melanie Harms
Gentle Teaching

Kaye Otten
 
Transition
Systematic Transition in Education Programme for Autism Spectrum Disorder (STEP-ASD)

Leslie Bross
Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI)

Katie McDermott
Person-Centered Planning

Jessica Rousey
 
Physiological Interventions
Chelation

Stephen Crutchfield; Mariah Chavez
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Stephen Crutchfield; Mariah Chavez
Specialized Diets

Stephen Crutchfield; Mariah Chavez
Microbiome Therapies

Stephen Crutchfield; Mariah Chavez
Metavitamin Therapy

Stephen Crutchfield; Mariah Chavez
Sensory Integration

Kaye Otten
 
Potential of Causing Significant Harm
Rapid Prompting Method

Stephen Crutchfield; Mariah Chavez
Holding Therapy

Stephen Crutchfield; Mariah Chavez
Contingent Electric Skin Shock (CESS)

Stephen Crutchfield; Mariah Chavez
Kaye Otten
ADVANCING THE EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE MOVEMENT

"The field of autism and education has had a difficult time closing the research to practice gap. That is why this book has been so refreshing to read. As practitioners, researchers, and parents of a child with autism, we found it to be a valuable resource for determining which interventions are effective for which individuals and which ones are little more than fads and false promises. What we found especially important is that this book was written by researchers and practitioners with-real world classroom experience using many of the interventions and we loved the practitioner testimonials that provide a glimpse of how they are implemented in their classrooms. This is an easy to read and use guide for teachers who want to discover what interventions are likely to be most effective in providing the best educational opportunities for students with autism."  

Matt McNiff, PhD and Brenda McNiff, EdD
School administrators and parents of a child with ASD

"In this comprehensive compendium, an experienced collection of authors offers practical guidance for those charged with supporting individuals with ASD, their families, and teachers. The book covers an extensive range of practices and will be an asset for any educator or school leader looking to ensure their educational programs for students with ASD are rooted in research evidence. It will also serve as a valuable resource for families advocating for appropriate school-based supports. Well done, team! Dr. Simpson would be proud."

Robert C. Pennington
Lake and Edward J. Snyder, Jr., Distinguished Professor in Special Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

"In this thorough review of interventions for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Drs. Otten, de Boer, and Bross have updated and extended the work of their beloved mentor, Rich Simpson. The volume is written by teachers, those who have been and currently serve on the front lines of imparting instruction, the classroom. The editors’ intent is for the book to function as a resource guide so that practitioners can, under one cover, review the appropriateness of practices to improve the overall quality of life for the students they serve. They have fulfilled this goal."

 

Fred Spooner
Professor of Special Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

"In the age of social-media and 'new initiatives' being promoted year after year, it can be overwhelming for teachers to know where to begin when choosing interventions, especially for social, emotional, and behavioral skills. The Educator’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder provides a systematic breakdown of evidence-based practices organized in a cohesive format that allows teachers to quickly and easily find information relevant to their particular student needs. Interventions and research are described in easy-to read language and each section includes recommended student characteristics or prerequisite skills, as well as a rating to help teachers discern the potential effectiveness or even possibly harmful effects for their specific students. I especially love that this book includes testimonials from teachers regarding how they are currently using some of these interventions in their classrooms. It is evident that this guide was written by educators who truly understand the challenges, limited resources, and time constraints today’s teachers face." 

Danielle Wesley, MSEd, BCBA
Autism/Behavior Specialist, Lee’s Summit School District

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