Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs

Volume Editors: Jennifer B. Ganz Ph.D., Richard L. Simpson Ed.D

Format: Paperback, 368 pages, 7.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781681252292
Price: $49.95

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Description

People who have both autism spectrum disorder and complex communication needs require specialized, multidisciplinary interventions and supports to boost their independence and quality of life. Find up-to-date, evidence-supported information and strategies in this book, the newest volume in the respected Augmentative and Alternative Communication Series. This essential resource brings together more than 30 internationally recognized researchers from three important disciplines: augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), special education, and applied behavior analysis (ABA). Practitioners and clinicians will discover how to combine key interventions from these disciplines to make positive differences in the lives of the people they work with.

With this meticulously researched guide to today's best strategies and supports, readers will have the information they need to improve outcomes for people with autism and complex communication needs.

RESEARCH-BASED GUIDANCE ON
  • Using evidence-based teaching methods with learners of all ages
  • Conducting effective assessment and linking results with intervention planning
  • Selecting high-tech and low-tech AAC options that meet individual needs
  • Bringing about lasting changes to behavior with functional communication training
  • Evaluating specific interventions that target social communication
  • Implementing parent- and peer-mediated interventions
  • Using customized visual and environmental supports in a variety of settings


Reviews

Review by: Light Janice, Penn State University
“This book is a ‘must-have’ for everyone who works or lives with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and complex communication needs. There is no better resource on intervention to support the communication and participation of individuals with ASD who have minimal or no speech.”
Review by: Erna Alant, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University
“This is an interesting compilation on what's current on AAC and Autism. The inclusion of both low and high-tech solutions is commendable. The book makes a definite contribution to the field.”
Review by: Jeff Sigafoos, School of Education, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
“An indispensable reference for practitioners and researchers. [This book is] certain to advance augmentative and alternative communication intervention for persons with autism and complex communication needs.”
Review by: Cynthia Cress, University of NebraskaLincoln
“This volume provides comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art science supporting the use of AAC for persons with autism. This is a very valuable resource for professionals applying AAC in a wide range of contexts for persons with autism.”
Review by: Glen Dunlap, University of Nevada, Reno
“This new collection contains current, authoritative and useful information about strategies for improving the communication of people with ASD. The content is well focused and the interventions are demonstrably practical and effective.”
Review by: Debra Leach, Director of Winthrop Think College
“This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of the literature related to evidence-based practices for meeting the communication needs of individuals with ASD across the lifespan.”

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Series Editors and Editorial Advisory Board
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Volume Preface
Acknowledgments

I. Overview

  1. Characteristics of Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder Who Have Complex Communication Needs
    Richard L. Simpson

  2. Autism-Focused Assessment and Program Planning
    Cynthia A. Riccio and Christopher S. Prickett

II. Overview of Evidence-Based Practices for Implementation With Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs

  1. Overview of Evidence-Based Practices for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Jennifer B. Ganz, Ee Rea Hong, and Ching-Yi Liao

  2. Overview of AAC for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Pat Mirenda

  3. Considerations in Implementing Aided Low-Tech AAC Systems for Individuals With Autism Spectrum
  4. Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Joe Reichle, Jessica Simacek, and Quannah E. Parker-McGowan

  5. High-Tech Aided AAC for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Jessica G. Caron and Christine Holyfield

  6. Functional Communication Training for Durable Behavior Change
    Jennifer J. McComas, Kelly M. Schieltz, Jessica Simacek, Wendy K. Berg. and David P. Wacker

III. Evidence-Based Practices to Address Communication

  1. Effective Strategies for Working With Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Ilene S. Schwartz, Ariane N. Gauvreau, and Katherine Bateman

  2. Evidence-Based Methods for Teaching School-Age Children and Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Billy T. Ogletree, Amy Rose, and Georgia Hambrecht

  3. Evidence-Based Practices for Adolescents and Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Erik W. Carter and Elizabeth E. Biggs

IV. Evidence-Based Practices Implemented in Natural Contexts

  1. Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions for Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Kyle Sterrett and Connie Kasari

  2. Parent- and Peer-Mediated Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Rose A. Mason and Stephanie Gerow

  3. Visual and Environmental Supports for Learners With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
    Joanne M. Cafiero and Tabitha Jones-Wohleber

  4. Conclusions and Future Research Directions
    Jennifer B. Ganz and Richard L. Simpson

Index

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