Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Transactional Developmental Perspective

Volume Editor: Amy M. Wetherby Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Author: Barry M. Prizant Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Format: Hardcover, 448 pages, 6.0 x 9.0
ISBN: 9781557664457
Price: $49.95

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This cross-disciplinary reference offers a thorough overview of the communication, language, social, and behavioral issues characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Based on meticulous research of the core areas of ASD—communication, socialization, emotional regulation, and symbolic development—the authors offer practical guidelines for intervention designed for children with autism and their families. In this comprehensive book, speech-language pathologists, clinicians, early interventionists, psychologists, and educators learn how to

  • understand and address the social and communication challenges experienced by children with autism
  • enhance assessment and intervention methods
  • support families in their efforts to facilitate their children's development

Chapters in this volume, written by leading clinical and research authorities in ASD, will allow readers to understand the principles and philosophies behind clinical and educational practices implemented with children with autism. Readers will also encounter guidelines to use when making critical assessment and intervention decisions to create more natural, child-centered supports. All professionals will learn how to improve their educational and developmental supports for young children with autism.

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
  1. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Amy M. Wetherby and Barry M. Prizant


  1. Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children
    Catherine Lord and Susan Risi
  2. Joint Attention, Cultural Learning, and Language Acquisition: Implications for Children with Autism
    Malinda Carpenter and Michael Tomasello
  3. Joint Attention, Social Orienting, and Communication in Autism
    Peter Mundy and Jennifer Stella
  4. Intersubjectivity in Autism: The Roles of Imitation and Executive Function
    Sally J. Rogers and Loisa Bennetto
  5. Understanding the Nature of Communication and Language Impairments
    Amy M. Wetherby, Barry M. Prizant, and Adriana L. Schuler
  6. Sensory Processing and Motor Performance in Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Marie E. Anzalone and G. Gordon Williamson
  7. Neurological Underpinnings of Autism
    Natacha Akshoomoff


  1. Communication Intervention Issues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Barry M. Prizant, Amy M. Wetherby, and Patrick J. Rydell
  2. More Able Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Sociocommunicative Challenges and Guidelines for Enhancing Abilities
    Diane Twachtman-Cullen
  3. Promoting Peer Play and Socialization: The Art of Scaffolding
    Adriana L. Schuler and Pamela J. Wolfberg
  4. A Developmental Approach to Difficulties in Relating and Communicating in Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Related Syndromes
    Stanley I. Greenspan and Serena Wieder
  5. Understanding and Intervening with Children's Challenging Behavior: A Comprehensive Approach
    Lise Fox, Glen Dunlap, and Pamelazita Buschbacher
  6. Augmentative Communication and Literacy
    Pat Mirenda and Karen A. Erickson
  7. The Experience of Autism in the Lives of Families
    Barbara Domingue, Barbara Cutler, and Janet McTarnaghan

Author Index
Subject Index

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