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Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice

Laura, J. Hall



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Pearson Education (US)
07 March 2017
Teaching staff; Teaching of physically disabled students; Paediatric medicine
For characteristics and methods courses in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

With a solid emphasis on research, Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice offers a practical approach to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by providing a step-by-step guide for assessment and progress monitoring, and outlining a variety of evidence-based practices organised by major theoretical perspective. Hall devotes a complete chapter to cultural and linguistic diversity and addresses ASD across the lifespan, including preschool, school-age, and transition stages.

Real-life In Their Words accounts give readers a first-hand look of what it is like to live with ASD. Updated with the latest research and strategies, the 3rd Edition includes a new chapter on systems of support for individuals with ASD and their families, new Sensory Considerations call-outs, and an enhanced focus on implementation science.
By:   Laura J. Hall
Imprint:   Pearson Education (US)
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   3rd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 185mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   1.792kg
ISBN:   9780134531519
ISBN 10:   0134531515
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   07 March 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Chapter 1. Classification and the Physiological Approach Chapter 2. Assessment Chapter 3. Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices Chapter 4. Applied Behavior Analysis: Key Concepts and Foundational Strategies Chapter 5. Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles in Practice Chapter 6. Developmental, Social-Relational, Transactional, and Other Approaches Chapter 7. Focus on Communication Chapter 8. Building Social Skills and Social Relationships Chapter 9. Transition to Adulthood Chapter 10. Systems of Support for Individuals with ASD and their Families

Laura J. Hall began her work as an educator working for the Princeton Child Development Institute shortly after graduation. The excellent training and coaching in the implementation of applied behavior analysis with learners with autism that she received inspired her to pursue further education. Her current research focus is on identifying strategies to improve the educator-learner interaction to increase effective implementation of evidence-based practices by educators working in schools. She is a site Co-Principal Investigator on a multi-site federally funded RCT study of a comprehensive educational program for high school students with ASD. She is a co-author of book chapters in several handbooks with a focus on evidence-based practices and ASD, including the recent Handbook of Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Assessment, Intervention and Policy, 4th Edition. As Department Chair, for Special Education at San Diego State University, she works in collaboration with colleagues in the college, colleagues in the community, including parents of students with ASD, and, most importantly, new colleagues or graduates of the MA. Degree program with a specialization in autism that she worked to establish at SDSU. Follow up studies reveal that the graduates of this program remain in the field and sustain their use of evidence-based practices. This Masters Program is currently supported by federal grants from the Office of Special Education Programs. She is also the department liaison with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.

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