New Edition
A Practical Guide to Finding Treatments That Work for People with Autism,
Edition 1
By Susan M. Wilczynski

Publication Date: 05 Jan 2017

A Practical Guide to Finding Treatments That Work for People with Autism provides a logical, culturally sensitive, and values-based resource to aid practitioners in making informed decisions on the most effective treatment for any given client at any given time.

By providing multiple illustrative examples, practitioners will learn to use their professional judgment to integrate the best available evidence with client values and context. This will increase the efficacy of autism treatments, with the goal of producing meaningful gains across a range of skills.

Key Features

  • Presents a detailed description of the evidence-based practice of applied behavior analysis as it applies to ASD
  • Offers a decision-making framework that helps clinicians integrate the best available evidence with client values and context
  • Guides practitioners through the process of assessing treatment outcomes that fit with client values and contextual variables
  • Provides concrete examples for various age groups
About the author
By Susan M. Wilczynski, Ball State University, Teachers College, Muncie, IN, USA
Table of Contents
  • Series Foreword: Critical Specialities in Treating Autism and Other Behavioral Challenges
    • Purpose
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section I: Evidence-Based Practice: A Brief Overview
    • Section I. Evidence-Based Practice: A Brief Overview
  • Section II: Best Available Evidence
    • Section II. Best Available Evidence
    • Chapter 1. Systematic Review
      • Abstract
      • The Process of Conducting a Systematic Review
    • Chapter 2. Other Sources of Evidence
      • Abstract
      • Narrative Reviews
      • Practice Guidelines
      • Principles
      • Client History
  • Section III: Target, Stakeholder, and Leader Client Variables, Values, and Preferences
    • Section III. Target, Stakeholder, and Leader Client Variables, Values, and Preferences
    • Chapter 3. Client Health
      • Abstract
      • Medication
      • Medical and Comorbid Conditions
      • Biological Variables
      • Mental Health
    • Chapter 4. Client Repertoire and Behavioral Cusps
      • Abstract
      • Client Repertoire
      • Behavioral Cusps
    • Chapter 5. Client Preferences
      • Abstract
      • Preference Assessment
      • Choice
      • Preference as a Natural Byproduct of Treatment
    • Chapter 6. Quality of Life, Generalization, and Social Validity
      • Abstract
      • Quality of Life
      • Generalization
    • Chapter 7. Treatment Acceptability and Social Validity
      • Abstract
    • Chapter 8. Treatment Feasibility and Social Validity
      • Abstract
      • Resource Constraint
      • Environmental Supports
      • Addressing Resource Constraint/Environmental Supports
      • Treatment Fidelity
    • Chapter 9. Context Matters: Getting Systems to Adopt Treatments
      • Abstract
  • Section IV: Professional Judgment
    • Section IV. Professional Judgment
    • Chapter 10. Initial Selection: Weighing and Integrating Information
      • Abstract
      • Beginning the Process of EBP
      • Implement and Review Treatment
    • Chapter 11. Progress Monitoring
      • Abstract
      • Data Collection
      • Conflicting Forms of Evidence
    • Chapter 12. Determining the Next Step
      • Abstract
      • Retaining Treatments: A Plan to Fade Interventions
      • Adapting Treatments
      • Rejecting Treatments
  • Section V: Conclusions and Examples
    • Section V. Conclusions and Examples
      • Treatments Not Identified as Effective
      • Planning to Improve EBP at a Local Level
      • Examples
  • Appendix A. Evidence-Based Practice Guide
  • Appendix B. Sample Implementation Plan Checklist
  • References
  • Index
Book details
ISBN: 9780128094808
Page Count: 138
Retail Price : £31.99
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Clinicians, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), and other professionals who work directly with children with ASD