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New textbook for SLPs working with individuals with ASD

Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication & Social Interactions, Second Edition

Edited by Patricia A. Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, & Rebecca J. McCauley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

To work effectively with individuals who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), SLPs and other practitioners need in-depth knowledge on choosing and implementing interventions for communication and social challenges. The second edition of this bestselling textbook gives professionals the foundation they need to evaluate and compare today’s widely used interventions—and determine which ones will promote the best outcomes for the people they serve.

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And, discover the helpful new Case Studies for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through 14 realistic cases, students will explore the types of clinical challenges they may face, see what the experts would recommend, and get exercises to help them practice their decision-making skills.

Exam copies of this supplement are available in a bundle with the core textbook.

Whats new in the second edition

  • New chapter on assessment for treatment planning and progress monitoring
  • New chapter on language and communication strengths and challenges often seen in children with ASD
  • New in-depth profiles of three interventions not covered in the last edition: the Early Start Denver Model, The SCERTS® Model, and Social Skills Interventions
  • Videos to demonstrate the newly added interventions
  • Updates to reflect the DSM-5, which includes significant changes to the definition of ASD and new diagnostic criteria
  • More information on inclusive practices
  • Expanded discussion on working with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Helpful new supplementary resource, Case Studies for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, available for purchase as a bundle with the textbook

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Supplement your teaching with these Online Companion Materials

  • Sample syllabus for faculty
  • 12 video clips that illustrate interventions in action

About the editors

Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is Provost and Senior Vice President, University of Vermont. Formerly the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont for 10 years, she is also Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
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Rebecca J. McCauley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Rebecca J. McCauley, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The Ohio State University. Her research and writing have focused on assessment and treatment of pediatric communication disorders, with a special focus on speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech.
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Invited Contributors: Allison Bean, Ph.D., Ashley R. Brien, M.S., CCC-SLP, Tom Buggey, Ph.D., Erik W. Carter, Ph.D., Abigail Delehanty, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, V. Mark Durand, Ph.D., Sima Gerber, Ph.D., Jodi K. Heidlage, Ph.D., BCBA, Renee Daly Holland, M.S., CCC-SLP, Jill Howard, Ph.D., Tiffany L. Hutchins, Ph.D., Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D., Connie Kasari, Ph.D., Shubha Kashinath, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Amanda Kazee, M.A., Lynn Kern Koegel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Amy C. Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L, Maria Martino, M.A,, Lauren J. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Nicholas L. Mundell, B.S., Elizabeth Ponder, M.A., BCBA, Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Molly Quinn, M.A., Emily Rubin, M.S., CCC-SLP, Kyle Thomas Sterrett, M.A., Kristen Strong, Ph.D., Shawnna Sundberg, M.A., Jane R. Wegner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Amy M. Wetherby, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Susan Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Juliann J. Woods, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

View the textbook table of contents

About the Videos
Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Forward    Tony Charman

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Chapter 2: Assessment for Treatment Planning and Progress Monitoring
Chapter 3: Language and Communication in ASD: Implications for Intervention
Chapter 4: Augmentative Alternative Communication Strategies: Manual Signs, Picture Communication, And Speech-Generating Devices
Chapter 5: The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM): Promoting Social Communication in Young Children With ASD
Chapter 6: Discrete Trial Instruction
Chapter 7: The Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) Model and Its Application to Children with ASD
Chapter 8: Functional Communication Training: Treating Challenging Behavior
Chapter 9: The JASPER Model forChildren with Autism: Improving Play, Social Communication, and Engagement
Chapter 10: Enhanced Milieu Teaching
Chapter 11: Early Social Interaction
Chapter 12: Peer-Mediated Support Interventions for Students with ASD
Chapter 13: Pivotal Response Treatment
Chapter 14: The SCERTS® Model: Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Supports
Chapter 15: Social Skills Interventions
Chapter 16: Social Stories
Chapter 17: Video Modeling for Persons with ASD
Chapter 18: Future Directions


More resources

  • handy resource that shows you what’s been added and updated in the new edition
  • book excerpt that includes the full table of contents
  • slide deck that provides a comprehensive overview of the new edition

Make the most of your course with the new casebook

Ideal for preparing SLPs and other clinicians to make sound decisions, this casebook gives readers in-depth, real world demonstrations of today’s evidence-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Developed as a companion to the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder textbook—but equally useful as a standalone casebook—this resource offers 14 realistic case studies that walk readers through common clinical challenges and help them hone their planning and problem-solving skills.






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