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Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Table of Contents

Overview of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.- Early Diagnostic Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder.- Discrete Trial Training.- Pivotal Response Treatment.- Early Start Denver Model.- Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching.- Enhanced Milieu Teaching.- Training Parents to Implement Early Interventions to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.- Fad, Pseudoscientific and Controversial Interventions.

About the Author

Russell Lang, PhD, BCBA-D, is an associate professor of Special Education at Texas State University and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Lang is also the Executive Director of Texas State University's Autism Treatment Clinic. He earned a doctoral degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin and completed a post-doctoral researcher position at the University of California in Santa Barbara. His primary research interests include teaching play and leisure skills, assistive technology, and the treatment of problematic behaviors in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Neurorehabilitation and Associate Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies. Terry Hancock, PhD, BCBA-D, is a professor of Clinical Practice in Special Education at Texas State University, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a licensed psychologist. Dr. Hancock is also the Research Director at the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support. She earned a doctoral degree in Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University. She has been an investigator on 12 federally funded grants related to communication and behavior interventions for young children. She was on the special education faculty at Vanderbilt University for 20 years and was the co-developer of Enhanced Milieu Teaching. Nirbhay N. Singh, PhD, BCBA-D, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, CEO of MacTavish Behavioral Health, in Raleigh, NC, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Prior to his current appointments, he was a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies, Richmond, Virginia. His research interests include mindfulness, behavioral and psychopharmacological treatments of individuals with disabilities, and assistive technology for supporting individuals with diverse abilities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of two journals: Journal of Child and Family Studies and Mindfulness, and Editor of three book series: Mindfulness in Behavioral Health, Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health, and Springer Series on Children and Families.

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"This book walks you through basic understanding and theories of behavioral intervention and assessment, then through five interventions heavily supported with evidence. ... This book is well suited for clinicians, teachers, paraprofessionals, and even parents to some degree, who may be involved in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder. If you have time to read just one book this year for professional enhancement, make this the book." (Carrie L. McPherson, Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Vol. 1, 2017) "The authors of have written a must-have reference guide on ASD by offering evidence-based interventions with immediate practical application implications for mental health professionals. This is a much-needed and worthy contribution to the field, advancing five of the most highly acclaimed, evidence-based, early intervention techniques for children with ASD. I strongly recommend this book as a definitive guide for clinicians who are searching for scientifically valid, efficacious intervention modalities for young children with ASD." (Michael S. Goldsby, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2016)

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