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Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice
Provides a contemporary and research-based approach to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders from established author, Laura J. Hall.
UPDATED! Keeps readers up to date with the most recent and ongoing research available through new suggestions for future research in each chapter.
UPDATED! Includes literature reviews of all content areas as well as evidence-based descriptions of the identification of practices and strategies, as determined by the National Standards Project and the National Professional Development Center on ASD.
Covers ASD across the lifespan by addressing a variety of environments such as working with young children and their families in the home, working with school-age students in educational settings, and working with young adults in the community.
Offers a unique look at ASD and cultural and linguistic considerations throughout the text to help all practitioners be sensitive, knowledgeable, and aware of the influences of culture and language, as well giving them the tools to implement culturally responsive strategies.
NEW! Details systems of support for individuals with ASD and their families in a new Chapter 10. The chapter focuses on the influence of culture and how to work with families from diverse backgrounds, the importance of collaboration within and across systems, the importance of advocating for policy, and a history of examples of parent-initiated efforts that have resulted in policy change.
Organizes evidence-based strategies by theoretical perspective including physiological, applied behavior analysis, developmental, social-relational, and cultural theoretical perspectives.
Uses real quotes, stories, interviews and comments to explore what it is like to live with ASD through captivating In Their Words accounts.
Captures the history of the field by examining how the philosophies, policies, and research outcomes have evolved over time through the Evolution of Practices/Events feature found in most chapters.
Features relevant strategies and practical examples for working with people who have ASD throughout the entire text.
NEW! Highlights practices that have been used to address sensory issues, such as hyper or hyposensitivity to sensory stimuli, in Sensory Considerations examples in each chapter.
NEW! Focuses on implementation science in Chapter 3 where best practices in implementing evidence-based practices through collaboration of stakeholders is discussed.
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