A practical guide to finding treatments that work for people with autism
Part of the Critical Specialties in Treating Autism and other Behavioral Challenges series
Increasingly, behavior analysts and other practitioners are serving children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Given the diversity of the population being treated - symptoms, age, developmental level, etc., settling on the most effective treatment can be a challenge. The purpose of this book is to provide a logical, culturally sensitive, and values-based resource to aid practitioners in making informed decisions on the most effective treatment for any given client at any given time. By providing multiple illustrative examples, practitioners will learn to use their professional judgment to integrate the best available evidence with client values and context. This will increase the likelihood efficacious autism treatments will be selected and maintained, with the goal of producing meaningful gains across a range of skills.
- Detailed description of the evidence-based practice of applied behaviour analysis framework as it applies to ASD
- Offers a decision-making framework that helps clinicians integrate the best available evidence with client values and context
- Guides practitioners through the process of assessing treatment outcomes and fit with client values and contextual variables
- Provides concrete examples for various age groups