Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies by E. Amanda BoutotAutism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies by E. Amanda Boutot

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies

byE. Amanda Boutot, Brenda Smith Myles

Paperback | January 6, 2010

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Responding to the increasing numbers of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in schools, and the need for all teachers to be prepared with research-based strategies to instruct these students, this new book provides a comprehensive overview of what autism spectrum disorders are, their identification, and treatment approaches; specific information on diagnosis, learning behavioral, cognitive, and sensory characteristics, and etiology; and evidence-based practices for instruction, including social skills, communication, and academics. Other featured concepts include: a model for determining appropriate, individualized practices; assessment and planning including environmental planning; information to support teachers as they develop programs and learning environments; technology and transition; and working with families of students with ASD. Additionally, special pedagogical features found throughout the book offer more coverage of diversity, trends and issues, and research. Written in an easy-to-follow format, this newly acclaimed book implements a real-world approach to working with students of autism spectrum disorders, with authentic examples and a strong focus on research-based practice, offering the best information for teachers or future teachers in today’s classrooms.

Dr. Amanda Boutot is a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA) and the Graduate Coordinator for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis at Texas State University. Her publications include Autism Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders (with Matt Tincani; Prufrock Press, 2009) as well as several book chapters and pe...
Title:Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective StrategiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.8 inPublished:January 6, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205545750

ISBN - 13:9780205545759

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders

 Chapter 2 — Assessment for the Purpose of Instructional Planning for Students with

                     Autism Spectrum Disorders

 Chapter 3 — Evidence-Based Practices for Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 Chapter 4 — Working with Families of Children with Autism

 Chapter 5 — Environmental Planning

 Chapter 6 — Teaching Students with Autism Using the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

 Chapter 7 — Comprehensive Behavior Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 Chapter 8 — Teaching Students with Autism to Communicate

 Chapter 9 — Social Challenges of Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 Chapter 10 — Teaching Academic and Functional Skills

 Chapter 11 — Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Integration

 Chapter 12 — Assistive Technology for Students with Autism

  Chapter 13 — Transition and Adulthood